2011 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The summary for the 2011 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Agricultural Marketing Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2011 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program: This National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program is authorized under 7 U.S.C. 6523, as amended by section 10301 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Act). The Act authorizes the Department to provide certification cost-share assistance to producers and handlers of organic agricultural products in all States. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2008, the AMS allocated $22 million for this program to be distributed to interested States, until funding has been exhausted. The Program provides financial assistance to organic producers and handlers certified to the USDA Organic Regulations (7 CFR 205). The National Organic Program is authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.). The program will provide cost-share assistance, through participating States, to organic producers and handlers receiving certification or incurring expenses for the continuation of certification by a USDA accredited certifying agent during the period of October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2010. Under the Act, cost-share assistance payments are limited to 75% (seventy-five percent) of an individual producer's or handler's certification costs up to a maximum of $750 (seven-hundred and fifty dollars) per year. To receive cost-share assistance, organic producers and handlers should contact their State Departments of Agriculture. Procedures for applying are outlined in the program's policies and procedures document at http://1.usa.gov/OrganicCostShare.
Federal Grant Title: 2011 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: AMS-NOP-11-0072
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.171
CFDA Descriptions: Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Current Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2011
Posted Date: Aug 01, 2011
Creation Date: Jul 25, 2011
Archive Date: Dec 15, 2011
Total Program Funding: $5,345,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,050,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 51
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
To participate in this program, interested States, through their State Department of Agriculture, must complete an Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424) and enter into a written cooperative agreement with AMS. State Department of Agriculture refers to agencies, commissions, or departments of State government responsible for implementing regulation, policy or programs on agriculture within their State.
Grant Announcement Contact
Betsy Rakola Grants Management Specialist Phone 202-720-0081

betsy.rakola@ams.usda.gov [betsy.rakola@ams.usda.gov]
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