Organic Certification Cost Share Programs

The summary for the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs 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 Farm Service Agency, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs: Dates: Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 12, 2024, through Applications received after this date may be considered if funds are available.Executive Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), requests applications for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) and the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program, collectively referred to as the OCCSP, for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The purpose of the OCCSP awards is to defray the costs of receiving and maintaining organic certification.In FY 2024, the available funding for these two programs is approximately $9.5 million for the NOCCSP and $943,000 for the AMA. FSA awards the OCCSP funds to eligible State Agencies* that serve as administering entities, to reimburse organic operations for specific organic certification costs. This is the initial request for applications, which outlines the eligibility and performance criteria for State Agencies seeking NOCCSP and AMA funding in FY 2024. For eligible certification costs incurred from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, organic operations may request reimbursement until October 31, 2024, unless the State Agency requests and receives approval for a different application deadline. The State Agencies may provide reimbursements to certified organic operators for 75% of the operation’s total allowable certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 per certification scope: crops, livestock, wild crops, handling (i.e., processing), and State Organic Program fees. * The use of “State Agencies” throughout this document refers to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and 5 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.
Federal Grant Title: Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Federal Agency Name: Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FSA-SND-NOCCSP-24-NOFO0001411
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.171
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024
Posted Date: May 13th, 2024
Creation Date: May 13th, 2024
Archive Date: August 11th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $5,700,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,030,300
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 13th, 2024
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Dennisse Bedard
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