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National Organic Program Grant

Grants to South Dakota Food Producers
and Handlers for Organic Certification Fees

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South Dakota Department of Agriculture

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Grants of up to $750 to South Dakota organic food producers and processors to assist with the cost of obtaining organic certification. Please note that these reimbursement funds are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food producers and processing operations can qualify for reimbursement from multiple scopes of certification, including crops, livestock, wild crops, and handling.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134937

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $750

Term of Contract:

To be eligible for reimbursement, the (re)certification costs must have been incurred in the period between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

NOP certified producers and processors are eligible to apply.

Operations that hold certification for more than one scope (crops, livestock,etc.) are eligible for a cost-share payment for each scope.

Pre-Application Information:

Reimbursements will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted. The final application deadline is November 11, 2016.

The program will reimburse applicants with operations within South Dakota for 75% of the cost associated with certification or re-certification to the National Organic Program.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kimberly DeSchepper, Grants and Loan Specialist

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota