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2017 Organic Certification Reimbursement Grant

Grants to Wyoming Organic Food Producers
and Ranchers to Subsidize Certification Costs

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA)

Deadline Date:

11/01/17

Description:

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Grants of up to $750 per category to Wyoming organic farms, ranches, and handlers to reimburse expenses associated with acquiring organic certification or re-certification. Funding may reimburse expenses incurred from certification by an accredited organization, such as certification fees, inspector fees, and organic royalty fees paid to the certifier for product sold during the certification time period.

Financial awards will be reimbursed only after the application is approved and the completed reimbursement form is submitted. Producers may receive 75% of their organic certification costs, not to exceed $750 per category of certification. For example, an operation that is certified for crops, livestock, wild crops and handler (i.e. processor) is eligible for a combined maximum of $3,000.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176288

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grants cover certification costs of up to a maximum of $750 per certificate or category of certification. For example, an operation that is certified for crops, livestock, wild crops and handler (i.e. processor) is eligible for a combined maximum of $3000.

Term of Contract:

Certification or re-certification costs must fall between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Certified organic producers and handlers in Wyoming may apply. Organic certification must be verified prior to applying for reimbursement.

Wyoming farms/ranches or handlers are eligible to apply for reimbursement if they meet the following criteria:

-A Wyoming-based company or a Wyoming-based subsidiary company headquartered in Wyoming that is farming or ranching or processing organic products in Wyoming.

-A document that they have achieved organic certification or re-certification with a USDA-accredited agency.

Ineligible expenditures are those not associated with actual certification costs, such as costs expended soliciting certification, international organic certification fees, registration/membership fees, postage, phone/internet fees, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

To qualify for reimbursement under the USDA's organic certification cost-share program, the date on the Certificate of Certification and invoice payments must fall between October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.

The deadline to submit the reimbursement application is November 1, 2017.

Funds are limited and applications are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis of eligible applications until funds are expended.

Do not submit your application until you receive your Certificate of Certification or a notice from your certifier of continued certification and final invoice. Organic certification must be verified prior to applying for reimbursement.

The Organic Certification Grant Program is a reimbursable grant. The applicant must provide their DUN’S number and pay all expenditures before the grant award may be disbursed.

Financial awards will be reimbursed only after the application is approved and the completed reimbursement form is submitted.

Producers may receive 75% of their organic certification costs.

Contact Information:

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

Return completed application to:

Wyoming Organic Reimbursement Grant Application
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002

If you have any questions on program, please contact:

Ted Craig
(307) 777-7321
ted.craig@wyo.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming