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: The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) is authorized under section 10606(d)(1) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7901 note), as amended by section 10004(c) of the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill; Pub. L. 113–79 to provide organic certification cost share assistance to organic operations (producers and handlers) located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. Territories including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (subsequently, referred to as states or state agencies). USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the NOCCSP using relevant sections of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and 2 CFR 200. AMS awards NOCCSP funds to eligible State Agencies, which operate as a pass-through system, by accepting and approving their applications so that they can issue reimbursements to organic operations for specific organic certification costs. In FY 2016, approximately $10.7M is available for NOCCSP. The FY 2016 Request for Applications outlines the eligibility and performance criteria for State Agencies seeking NOCCSP funds. Certified organic operations may request reimbursement for specific certification costs incurred from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. To receive cost share assistance, certified organic producers and handlers must contact their respective State Department of Agriculture. Additional guidance is available at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/occsp .
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: USDA-AMS-TM-NOCCSP-2016
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321852
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: $10,700,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,180,872
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 56
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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