USDA Organic Cost Share
The current Farm Bill 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).
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, 2017:
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 includes:
- Invoices or Receipts itemizing certification costs
- Notice of Certification or Certificate
- W-9 form
If you have any questions about fee eligibility or eligibility of your operation please contact our office.