USDA Organic Cost Share

The current Farm Bill provided funding for the Organic Cost Share Program. The Cost Share Program provides reimbursement for 50% of Organic Certification costs or $500 maximum for each certification scope (Crops, Livestock, Wild Crops, and Handling).

The Cost Share Program is administered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Additional fees, such as late fees or other penalty fees, are not eligible for reimbursement. 

To apply by the annual deadline of October 31, 2020:

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

Please note that W-9 Forms, because they contain sensitive personal information, cannot be submitted by email, and instead should either be sent by mail, or sent electronically using the secure Montana State File Transfer Service. W-9s submitted by email will be rejected by the Montana State email system.

Montana Organic Certification Program
Phone : (406) 444-7804
or (406) 444-3001
E-mail : agrorganic@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9466
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601