RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has announced reimbursement funding for eligible organic growers and processors.
VDACS received approval to reimburse eligible organic growers and processors for 50-percent of their 2020 organic certification costs.
Growers and processors who successfully completed organic certification from a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited organic certifying agency between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, are eligible to apply for National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) reimbursement funding.
OCCSP applications are due to VDACS no later than November 6, 2020. Reimbursements are limited to a maximum of $500 per category of certification. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until they are depleted.
The OCCSP application is available at www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/organiccostshare.pdf. Applications should include a Commonwealth of Virginia W-9 tax form, a current copy of the applicant’s organic certificate from an accredited certification agency, and a dated, paid itemized invoice from the certification agency detailing the total cost of services rendered.
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