Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural products who are obtaining or renewing their certification under the National Organic Program (NOP). Certified operations may receive up to 50 percent of their certification costs paid during the program year, not to exceed $500 per certification scope. 

The 2022 OCCSP application period has now closed. You may still be able to apply for OCCSP funding through your local FSA office. 

Please contact the Farm Service Agency (FSA) at your local USDA Service Center. As part of completing the OCCSP applications, producers and handlers will need to provide documentation of their organic certification and eligible expenses. 

Additional details can be found on the OTECP and OCCSP webpages. 

For more information on the Organic Certification Cost Share Program go to:   

Updated: 11/18/2022