This program reimburses NOP-certified applicants for 75% of the cost associated with certification or re-certification to the National Organic Program, not to exceed $750 during the program year per certified operation.
NOP-certified producers and processors are eligible to apply.
Producers/handlers can qualify for reimbursement from multiple scopes of certification. Scopes include crops, livestock, wild crops and handling. Operations that hold certification for more than one scope are eligible for a cost-share payment for each scope.
Reimbursements will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted.
Applicants will need to submit the following items for consideration:
For more information, contact:
Kimberly DeSchepper, Grants & Loan Specialist