Organic Certification Cost Share Program

PLEASE NOTE: Cost Share for 2019 is not open yet. 

When Cost Share 2019 opens, CCOF will send every CCOF-certified member who paid eligible fees their necessary information and forms to apply for a reimbursement. The application deadline will be October 31, 2019 for California and many other states. Find your state's Cost Share participation status and application deadline.


Cost Share - Receive a Refund for your Organic Certification Fees

Apply for to the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (cost share) today and receive a full or partial refund for your organic certification fees.

Cost Share helps farmers and processors afford organic certification by refunding up to 75% of their certification costs per NOP scope of organic certification, with a maximum of $750 per scope. Eligible scopes include: crops, wild crops, livestock, processing/handling, and California State Organic Program registration fees (for operations located in California).

Any operation that is located within the United States and received organic certification between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, may apply for reimbursement. Operations with more than one certification scope may be eligible for more than one refund.

Apply for Cost-Share Funds in California:
Collect and complete the following documents (forms available for download here):

  • Federal Organic Cost Share application (ORG-106)
  • California State Organic Program Cost Share application (ORG-106a)
  • Payee Data Record Form (STD 204)
  • Copy of your organic certificate
  • Proof of payment - CCOF offers a Verification of CCOF Certification Costs (Allow 14 days for CCOF to complete your request)

The application deadline is October 31, 2018.

Mail applications to:
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Organic Cost Share Program
ATTN: Sharon Parsons
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

For assistance, contact Sharon Parsons at or (916) 900-5202.


Apply for Cost-Share Funds in Other States:
Find your state’s Cost-Share contact to ask about application procedures and deadlines in your state. DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO CCOF.

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