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Organics

Deadline: Applications MUST be received by Close of Business (5:00 pm CT) Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide cost share assistance to producers, processors, distributors or other handlers of organic agricultural products.

Eligibility.  Texas-based organic producers (crops, wild crops, and/or livestock) and/or handlers are eligible to participate in the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP). Operations must possess current USDA organic certification to be eligible to receive reimbursements. This means operations either must have successfully received their initial USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent, or must have incurred expenses related to the renewal of their USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Operations with suspended or revoked certifications are ineligible for reimbursement. The applicable NOP regulations and resources for certification are available on the NOP website at www.ams.usda.gov/nop.

The cost share program will be conducted on a first come, first served basis.


WARNING: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is also offering this National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP). Eligible entities described above may only receive ONE cost-share per organic certificate or category of certification from TDA or FSA, not both. TDA will work with FSA to ensure duplicate awards are not made. If a duplicate award is made, FSA will be the agency to seek collections. Collections may include repayment from the applicant, a reduction in other FSA payments, or a reduction in federal tax payments.    



 
Application Materials
Instructions
2017 Organic Cost Share - RFA - Submission Instruction

Please choose only ONE option below.


Option 1: Online Submission
  1. GTBD-167 Online Application Link
  2. W-9 FORM 
  3. Texas payee id application.pdf
  4. Direct Deposit form.pdf
 
 
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