USDA Organic Cost Share
The current Farm Bill has provided funding for the Organic Cost Share Program! The Cost Share Program provides reimbursement for 75% of Organic Certification costs or $750 maximum for each certification scope (Crops, Livestock, Wild Crops, and Handling). This means you may be eligible for reimbursement under the Cost Share Program.
The Cost Share Program is administered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. New applicants are eligible for the Cost Share Program as long as they provide their Organic Certificate.
Additional fees, such as late fees or other penalty fees, are not eligible for reimbursement.
To apply, please fill out the application form below. Mail a copy of the signed application and supporting documentation to our office by the deadline of October 30, 2016:
Montana Department of Agriculture
Organic Certification Program
P.O. Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0201
Supporting documentation must be submitted with your application in order to issue payment. Applications submitted without the supporting documentation will be considered incomplete.
Supporting documentation should include:
- Invoices or Receipts itemizing certification costs (late fees and other penalties are not eligible for reimbursement)
- Proof of Organic Certification (Notice of Certification or Certificate)
- W-9 form to verify Tax ID or Social Security Number
If you have any questions about fee eligibility or eligibility of your operation please contact our office.