Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The summary for the 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.
Organic Certification Cost Share Program: The USDA aims to strengthen market support for U.S. agriculture Organic Certification Cost Share Program grants that reduce the cost of organic certification by reimbursing organic operators for 75% of their certification costs up to a maximum of $750 per certification. Producers and handlers in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and 5 territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands) are eligible to participate in and receive a portion of the $11.5M allocated to the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program in FY14 which is authorized by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (The Farm Bill).
Federal Grant Title: Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-AMS-NOP-NATL-2014
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.171
CFDA Descriptions: Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Current Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2014
Posted Date: Jun 5, 2014
Creation Date: Jun 5, 2014
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2014
Total Program Funding: $11,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 56
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
NOP Cost Share Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Dana Stahl Cost Share Manager Phone 540-361-1126
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