Organic Certification Cost Share Program NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABILITY

Deadline for getting your completed application for cost-share funding in to your FSA county office is October 31, 2020.

CHANGES for FY 2020-2023:
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 through 2023, FSA is revising the reimbursement amount to 50 percent of the certified organic operation’s eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $500 per scope. This change is due to the limited amount of funding available and will allow a larger number of certified organic operations to receive assistance. If additional funding is authorized at a later time, FSA may provide additional assistance to certified operations that have applied, not to exceed 75% of eligible costs, up to $750 per scope.

View the Organic Certification Cost Share Program Fact Sheet (August 10, 2020)
View the Organic Certification Cost Share Program Fact Sheet (August 10, 2020)

Formerly, eligible certified organic operations could receive reimbursement of 75% of eligible costs, up to a maximum payment of $750 per scope, which is the maximum allowed by law. In FY 2019 and prior years, funds were available to cover all applications; however, the amount of funding available will not cover expected participation levels in FY 2020.

Visit USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) home page

Read the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published August 10, 2020 in the Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 154

Hawaii Organic Farming Association
Hawaii Organic Farming Association15 hours ago
My agricultural friends... the County is planning to tax your property at MARKET rate in 2026 (much higher) unless you submit forms for 1)community food sustainability or 2) Commercial Dedication. (SNAFU The forms to sign up are not yet on the County website yet, nor are the new rules. ) This could affect a huge number of property owners on land zoned agricultural, so heads up! Meeting to discuss will be held July 18 or on zoom.
Hawaii Organic Farming Association
Hawaii Organic Farming Association6 days ago
Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) Deadlines Announced: The USDA Farm Services Agency announced deadlines for a new round of funding. County Offices will accept 2024 OCCSP applications May 13, 2024, through October 31, 2024.

Hawaii Organic Farming Association
Hawaii Organic Farming Association3 months ago
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