National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

The summary for the 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.
National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program: States provide reimbursement to eligible organic producers or handlers. Payments are limited to 75% (seventy-five percent) of an individual producer or handler's organic certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 (seven-hundred and fifty dollars) per year.
Federal Grant Title: National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: AMS-NOP-10-0066
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.163
CFDA Descriptions: Market Protection and Promotion
Current Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2010 Electronic submission
Original Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2010
Posted Date: Aug 27, 2010
Creation Date: Oct 12, 2010
Archive Date: Nov 22, 2010
Total Program Funding: $4,872,500
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,050,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 53
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
States participating in this program will sign a cooperative agreement with USDA-AMS, which stipulates the terms and conditions. If your State is interested in participating, then the completed application and signed copies of the cooperative agreement should be received by the USDA no later than September 24, 2010. Reimbursement under this program is available to producers or handling operations receiving certification or continuing with certification under the National Organic Program during the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011. States participating in the Agricultural Management Assistance Program may only reimburse handlers under the National Organic Cost Share Program.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
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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