Organic Cost Share Program

Farms and businesses that produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products are eligible to be reimbursed for 50 percent of certification-related costs — up to $500 per category of certification. Information about the 2021 program will be available this summer.

To receive cost share funds:

  • Complete the application
  • Submit it along with a copy of the organic certification document and an invoice showing the amount paid for that certification.

Upon receipt of your documents, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will confirm certification and then provide reimbursement to the mailing address listed on this form. Please note that incomplete forms may delay your reimbursement. Based on the receipt of the completed application packet by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, reimbursements will be on a first come, first served basis until the limited program funds are exhausted. Print clearly or type the Kansas Organic Certification Cost Share Program Application.


Supporting Documents:

More questions about reimbursement details?

Q: What is the reimbursement amount available to a certified operation?
A: A certified operation may be reimbursed for up to 50% of their allowable certification costs, not to exceed $500 per certification.

Q: What costs are reimbursable?
A: Eligible costs include costs include application fees, inspection costs, fees related to equivalency agreement/arrangement requirements, travel/per diem for inspectors, user fees, sales assessments and postage.

Q: What costs are not reimbursable?
AIneligible costs include equipment, materials, supplies, transitional certification fees, late fees and inspections necessary to address National Organic Program regulatory violations.

Q: What is the maximum reimbursement amount available to a certified operation?
A: The maximum reimbursement is $500 per certification scope. An operation may be certified under more than one certification scope. Since there are 4 possible certification scopes in Kansas, the maximum reimbursement amount is $2,000. 

For additional information contact:

Tori Laird, Kansas Department of Agriculture, 785-564-6726

Jackie Keller, Organic Crop Improvement Association, 785-633-4621

Certified Organic Foods in Kansas