Refunds for Organic Certification Are Available
Organic California avocado growers are eligible to receive reimbursements from the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) to help offset the costs of obtaining organic certification and registration. USDA Organic Certified growers who received organic certification between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 are eligible to apply.
Operations that meet NOCCSP’s federal eligibility requirements may be reimbursed up to 75 percent of their certification and registration costs with a maximum of $750 per National Organic Program certification.
To apply for the cost-share funds, growers must submit the following:
- Federal Organic Cost Share Application
- California State Organic Program Cost Share Application
- Payee Data Record Form
- Copy of organic certificate
- Proof of payment
Applications are due October 31, 2018. All documents must be mailed to the following address:
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Organic Cost Share Program
ATTN: Sharon Parsons
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
For more information or assistance, contact Sharon Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org.