DOAG: Organic Certification Cost Share Grant Program


Organic Certification Cost Share Grant Program

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is applying for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) Grant from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

Through this grant, Connecticut  certified organic growers and processors can be reimbursed part of the cost of receiving and maintaining organic or transitional certification.

The program is administered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. The amount reimbursed will be 75%, up to $750, of the certification cost paid between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

Interested participants must submit the following by October 31, 2018:

If you are interested in having your reimbursement deposited directly into your bank account please fill out and return one of the following forms with your application. If your business entity is an Individual/Sole Proprietor use the “Individual” form. Other business entities use the “Company” form:

      • Vendor Direct Deposit (ACH) Election Form - Individual (available here by hyperlink)

      • Vendor Direct Deposit (ACH) Election Form – Company (available here by hyperlink)

Please send this information to or:

         Organic Certification Cost Share Program
         Connecticut Department of Agriculture 
         450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 703
         Hartford, CT 06103

You may also receive information about organic certification cost share from the USDA Farm Service Agency. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jaime Smith or Mark Hood at 860-713-2503 or or

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