Cost Share Organic Certification Fee Refund Application Period Still Open

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is still open for 2015 applications, but only a few months remain to apply for funds. Through this program, eligible operations will be reimbursed up to 75% of their organic certification costs, not to exceed $750, for each NOP scope of organic certification. Any operation that is located within the United States and received organic certification between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 may apply for reimbursement. The Cost Share application deadline is October 31, 2015.

At this point, over 300 CCOF-certified members have applied. If you have not yet submitted an application, we encourage you to do so before the deadline. Whether or not your operation needs the funds, consider applying for cost share—applying helps ensure future funding and program availability for small businesses trying to succeed in the organic marketplace.

As a service to members, CCOF provides all Cost Share forms and instructions, including a checklist to mark your progress! Visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more about cost share and how to apply.

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