Cost Share

Please note: USDA COST SHARE REIMBURSEMENT UPDATES

Under the cost share reimbursement program of the USDA, organic operations may recover a portion of their certification fees per scope of certification every fiscal year. For the purposes of this reimbursement, the certification year is defined as the period between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. The current reimbursement rates is 50% of the certified organic operation’s eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $500 per scope. Operations that are certified for more than one scope may apply for reimbursement for each scope but need a receipt for the payment of each scope. These operations need to report sales by scope to Baystate so that we can issue a receipt showing payment for each. Fees must be paid in full in order to get the reimbursement. We urge our certified operations to apply for their cost share reimbursement program with their state agency or local FSA office as soon as they are able to do so. Operations have until October 31, 2021 to apply for funding.

You can download the OCCSP application for FSA offices HERE as a Word .doc or HERE as a .pdf.

Cost Share Reimbursement by State*

Connecticut: Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

Massachusetts: Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

New York: Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

North Carolina: Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

Rhode Island: Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

South Carolina: Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

Virginia : Apply for your cost share reimbursement HERE.

*Baystate updates this page when we receive updated information. Any inquiries, please contact Lauren Sandstrom at lsandstrom@baystateorganic.org or (917) 957-0979.*