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