Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The summary for the Agricultural Management Assistance 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 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.
Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program: The Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program is authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524) to provide organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (only producers) located in the following sixteen (16) States: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the AMA using relevant sections of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and 2 CFR 200. AMS awards AMA funds to eligible State Agencies, which operate as a pass-through system, by accepting and approving their applications so they can issue reimbursements to certified organic operations for specific certification costs. In FY 2016, approximately $932,000 is available for AMA. The FY 2016 Request for Applications outlines the eligibility and performance criteria for State Agencies seeking AMA funds. Certified organic producers may request reimbursement for specific certification costs incurred from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. To receive AMA cost share assistance, certified organic producers must contact their respective State Department of Agriculture. Additional guidance is available at: .
Federal Grant Title: Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-AMS-TM-AMA-2016
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321856
CFDA Descriptions: Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Current Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2016
Posted Date: May 4, 2016
Creation Date: May 4, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 4, 2016
Total Program Funding: $932,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $317,800
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 16
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Organic cost share website
Grant Announcement Contact
Rita Meade Organic Cost Share Program Manager Phone 202-260-8636
Organic Cost Share Contact

Agricultural Marketing Service 202-205-3941
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