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, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

Interested participants must submit the following by September 30, 2017:

        A copy of your National Organic Program Certificate of Compliance (from accredited certifier)  

        Certification Application Financial Form (from accredited certifier)

        Completed 2017 Organic Certification Cost Share Cover Page (find form here hyperlink)    

Please send this information to Mark.Hood@ct.gov 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 donít hesitate to contact Jaime Smith or Mark Hood at 860-713-2503 or Jaime.Smith@ct.gov or Mark.Hood@ct.gov.

 

Additional information: Organic Labeling at Farmers' Markets