The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is now open for 2015 applications!
This means that all certified organic entities in the United States are eligible to apply for a refund of 75% of their certification-related costs, including inspection fees, up to a maximum of $750 per certification or certified scope.
CCOF is standing by to help members with documentation required by the state, including receipts for fees paid to CCOF and verification that you are certified. CCOF encourages all members to apply for the refunds; whether your operation needs the funds or not, 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.