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National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
The Organic Certification Cost Share Program is part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). The program is intended to assist organic producers and handlers by offsetting costs associated with organic certification. Only five states have been awarded more funding than Iowa’s $501,500 allocation. Applicants are eligible for 75% reimbursement of eligible certification related costs paid between October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014. Cost share is limited to $750/per scope. There are four certification scopes: crops, wild crops, livestock and processing/handling. Additional funds will be allocated for the subsequent years covered by the Farm Bill. To apply
Submit a complete application which includes:
W9 Form--Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
*Itemized statement of eligible fees paid between October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014 for organic certification.
New organic applicants only, must provide a copy of your organic certificate. Renewing organic applicants, in good standing, need not wait for certificate to be issued by certifier to apply for cost-share.
*The following certifiers have agreed to provide the receipt for fees paid and certificates (when applicable) for the clients they certify. Operations certified by the following organizations only need to complete the application and W9 at this time. Those agencies are:
International Certification Services, Inc.
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Applicants’ must apply in the state in which their operation is located. If you have operations in more than one state, applications should be filed in the state in which the farm/operation is located.
If you have problems completing the organic cost share application, contact Tammy Stotts at: