USDA is authorized by Congress to provide organic certification cost share assistance to Oregon producers or handlers who have PAID eligible costs during the period of October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. Oregon producers or handlers that receive certification or renew their certification from a USDA-accredited certifier are eligible to receive reimbursement for 50% of eligible certification fees, up to a maximum of $500 per annual certification scope.
All applicants must submit a W-9 form
with their application regardless of if they have received reimbursements in the past. Please follow the instructions on the application to apply to the program.
December 15, 2022—Completed applications and all necessary documents with proof of payment between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 must be submitted.
Reimbursements will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis until all available funds have been disbursed. For completed applications, please allow 3-4 weeks to receive your reimbursement.
Submit your reimbursement request online.
USDA National Organic Program Accredited Certifying Agents
Agents currently USDA-accredited and authorized to certify operations to the USDA organic standards. Accredited certifying agents
W-9 form: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Requirement for reimbursement from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Complete this form if you have made any changes or have never received payment from the ODA. W-9 form