FOG is Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Organic Certification Cost Share Program
We are pleased to inform you that Florida Organic Growers (FOG) is now accepting applications for the 2023 USDA’s Organic Certification Cost Share Program. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis due to limited funds. We will be accepting applications for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) until November 30, 2023 or until all funds have been distributed, whichever comes first.
For 2023, OCCSP reimbursement has gone back up to 75% of a certified operation’s allowable certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 for each of the following categories or “scopes:”
- Wild crops
- State Organic Program fees
The OCCSP is a fixed-funding program therefore it is imperative that you get your cost share applications in as soon as possible. Funds will be allocated on a first-come first serve basis and submitting an application does not guarantee that we will be able to submit for reimbursement if all funds are allocated before your submission.
To apply for the OCCSP please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them by physical mail to Florida Organic Growers at 5700 SW 34th street Suite 349 Gainesville, Fl 32608, or by fax 352-377-8363 (Email is the fastest and most efficient way for us to receive your application. If you are submitting an application by physical mail, we recommend you call our office at 352-377-6345 to notify us):
Click the links below to download the forms.
- 1. A completed application- 2023 Cost Share Application (pdf) or 2023 Cost Share Application (word)
- A completed W-9 form- W-9 Form
- A copy of your organic certificate from your certifier
- Invoices for your fees stamped ‘paid’ by the certifiers
- A completed ACH form- ACH Authorization Form
Learn more about the program here for the USDA’s full release.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.