DOAG: Organic Certification Cost Share Grant Program

Organic Certification Cost Share Grant Program


The Dept. of Agriculture is applying for a USDA cost-sharing grant that would reimburse Connecticut Certified Organic Growers/Processors for a portion of their annual certification fee. Reimbursements will cover 75-percent of the certification cost, up to a maximum $750. The program is administered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Deadline for applications for the 2016 program is Friday, September 30th, and must include:

  • A copy of the farmís 2016 Certification Certificate from an accredited certifier
  • Certification Application Financial Form (from the accredited certifier)
  • W-9 Form & SP-26 Form  (both forms available here by hyperlink)
Please send this information to:
Organic Certification Reimbursement
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 703
Hartford, CT 06103

The agency applies each year for these funds. When available, these funds are distributed on a first come-first serve basis. The materials are due each year no later than September 30th.  If you are a new farm or processor applying for the first time, you can read  the 2016 organic cost share letter to producers and processors. 


Additional information: Organic Labeling at Farmers' Markets


For more information about this program or other questions about labeling products "organic", contact Jaime Smith at or 860-713-2559.