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Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Post Date

May 4th 2016

Application Due Date

July 5th 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories


Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $317800

Grant Description

The Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program is authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524) to provide organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (only producers) located in the following sixteen (16) States: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. USDAŠ¼s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the AMA using relevant sections of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and 2 CFR 200. AMS awards AMA funds to eligible State Agencies, which operate as a pass-through system, by accepting and approving their applications so they can issue reimbursements to certified organic operations for specific certification costs. In FY 2016, approximately $932,000 is available for AMA. The FY 2016 Request for Applications outlines the eligibility and performance criteria for State Agencies seeking AMA funds. Certified organic producers may request reimbursement for specific certification costs incurred from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. To receive AMA cost share assistance, certified organic producers must contact their respective State Department of Agriculture. Additional guidance is available at: .

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    Agricultural Marketing Service

  • Agency Contact:

    Rita Meade
    Organic Cost Share Program Manager
    Phone 202-260-8636

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Organic Cost Share Contact

  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    Organic cost share website

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