National Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) helps certified operators afford the expense of organic certification. In 2020, the program will refund up to 50 percent, or a maximum of $500, of certification costs per “scope” — crops, wild harvest, livestock, processing, and handling — for eligible organic operations.

Recipients must be certified organic under the National Organic Program to receive cost share assistance. Organic farmers and handlers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to participate.

2020 Cost Share Fact Sheet

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