The Organic Cost-Share Program is now available for 2019!
OEFFA is pleased to administer the cost share reimbursement program for the benefit of all of Ohio's certified producers and handlers. Cost Share reimbursement is also available through your county FSA office.
The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) reimburses certification fees for both producers and handler/processors. Reimbursement is limited to 75% of certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 per certificate or category (scope) of certification, per year. Four categories of certification are eligible for reimbursement under the NOCCSP: crops, wild crops, livestock, and handler.
Allowable and Unallowable Certification Costs
Producers and handlers who incur annual costs to begin or renew their organic certification during the period October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 are currently eligible to receive reimbursement. For applicants in Ohio submitting their application to OEFFA: applications must be postmarked by OCTOBER 31, 2019. (NOTE THE EARLIER DEADLINE FOR 2019)
How To Apply
For all producers or handlers: once you have received your certificate, all of the following must be submitted:
State of Ohio
Please download the application with instructions to apply:
Outside of Ohio
If you are interested in taking part in this program, please contact your state agency for more information:
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214