Cost Share Reimbursement Program
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Organic Cost Share

 Updated: 1/5/2024

Closed: All eligible Applications submitted by Wednesday, November 1, 2023 have been processed for payment. The next application cycle will be posted in late summer 2024.

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

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.

  1. 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).
  2. Operations must possess current USDA organic certification to be eligible to receive reimbursements. 
    1. Current means that one of the following must have happened between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023:
      1. must have successfully received their initial USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent; or
      2. must have incurred expenses related to the renewal of their USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent.
  3. Operations with suspended or revoked certifications are ineligible for reimbursement. The applicable NOCCSP regulations and resources for certification are available on the NOCCSP website at

WARNING: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is also offering this 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. 

Application Materials
TDA-GO Help Documents
Contact Information
Grants Office

Felipe Herrera
Grant Specialist
Phone: (512) 463-7526

How do I get certified by TDA?
Click Here: TDA Organic Certification Program
Payment Amount

Payments are limited to 75% of an individual producer’s certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 per certificate or category of certification, per year. Eligible operations may receive one reimbursement per year per certificate or certification scope (if one certificate includes multiple scope certifications). Each certificate may be reimbursed separately. Likewise, each category of certification may be reimbursed separately.

Example with one certificate
Scenario 1 
Certificate cost -$1500 x75% = $1125
Cost Share = $750(maximum) 
Scenario 2 
Certificate cost - $630 x75% = $472.50 

Cost Share = $472.50

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NOTE: SAM/UEI/DUNS number is not required to apply for this grant. Please Enter all Zeros in the registration section.