"Gap Audit Reimbursement Cost Share Program" - South Carolina

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South Carolina
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT
117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172
Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner
GAP AUDIT REIMBURSEMENT COST SHARE PROGRAM
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Department (SCDA F&V) has launched a NEW
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audit Cost Share Program. Please read the following information carefully.
Through funding from the USDA AMS Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, South Carolina growers can get reimbursed for
SCDA inspection costs and additional USDA fees up to $750 for the cost of a first time audit and $300 for each additional
annual audit. To participate, applicants must grow specialty crops (defined by USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried
fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops including floriculture). Only successful audits resulting in certification are eligible for
reimbursement.
Following an audit conducted by SCDA F&V staff, the grower will be billed for the full cost of the audit and must pay SCDA
F&V the entire amount billed and receive a paid receipt from SCDA F&V to apply.
Applicants are expected to submit a complete application package to the SCDA Grants Administrator that includes:
1) application with SC Vendor number, questionnaire, and agreement to provide follow up information regarding the impact of
GAP certification; 2) copies of paid receipts from SCDA and USDA. Payment can be expected 2-4 weeks following receipt of
an accurately submitted application package.
Name
Farm Name
Physical Address
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Email
SCIES Vendor Number
NOTE: Each company requesting reimbursement must obtain a State of SC Vendor Number. This process is free, and can be completed at procurement.sc.gov/
PS/vendor/PS-vendor-registration.phtm. This step is in lieu of submitting private information, including W9 forms, to the SC Department of Agriculture.
Reimbursement Amount Requested
square First Time Audit
square Repeat Audit
First time audit not to exceed $750; repeat audit not to exceed $300. Please include copies of SCDA Fruit and Vegetable Inspections paid receipt
and USDA proof of payment if applicable. Your application will be considered incomplete without them.
S C D A G R A N T S A D M I N I S T R AT I O N U S E O N LY
square Approved
Amount to Pay
square Not Approved
Authorized By
Date
3/26/20
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South Carolina
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT
117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172
Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner
GAP AUDIT REIMBURSEMENT COST SHARE PROGRAM
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Department (SCDA F&V) has launched a NEW
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audit Cost Share Program. Please read the following information carefully.
Through funding from the USDA AMS Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, South Carolina growers can get reimbursed for
SCDA inspection costs and additional USDA fees up to $750 for the cost of a first time audit and $300 for each additional
annual audit. To participate, applicants must grow specialty crops (defined by USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried
fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops including floriculture). Only successful audits resulting in certification are eligible for
reimbursement.
Following an audit conducted by SCDA F&V staff, the grower will be billed for the full cost of the audit and must pay SCDA
F&V the entire amount billed and receive a paid receipt from SCDA F&V to apply.
Applicants are expected to submit a complete application package to the SCDA Grants Administrator that includes:
1) application with SC Vendor number, questionnaire, and agreement to provide follow up information regarding the impact of
GAP certification; 2) copies of paid receipts from SCDA and USDA. Payment can be expected 2-4 weeks following receipt of
an accurately submitted application package.
Name
Farm Name
Physical Address
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Email
SCIES Vendor Number
NOTE: Each company requesting reimbursement must obtain a State of SC Vendor Number. This process is free, and can be completed at procurement.sc.gov/
PS/vendor/PS-vendor-registration.phtm. This step is in lieu of submitting private information, including W9 forms, to the SC Department of Agriculture.
Reimbursement Amount Requested
square First Time Audit
square Repeat Audit
First time audit not to exceed $750; repeat audit not to exceed $300. Please include copies of SCDA Fruit and Vegetable Inspections paid receipt
and USDA proof of payment if applicable. Your application will be considered incomplete without them.
S C D A G R A N T S A D M I N I S T R AT I O N U S E O N LY
square Approved
Amount to Pay
square Not Approved
Authorized By
Date
3/26/20
1
List Specialty Crops
I agree to provide additional follow up information when requested by SCDA.
Initial
In what ways does our auditing service benefit your operations Food Safety Goals?
First time auditees: What encouraged your decision to participate in the USDA Audit Program?
Returning participants: How has the USDA Audit Program changed your operations equity?
What benefits did you see from participating in the grant cost share reimbursement?
What other types of grants do you think your operation can benefit from?
Through my signature below, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the terms during the application process and
throughout my participation in the GAP Reimbursement Cost Share Program.
Signature
Date
For information about scheduling a GAP audit or GAP audit
C O M P L E T E A N D R E T U R N T O
consultation, please contact GAP Consultant Keisha Rainey
SCDA Grants Administrator • Attn: Betsy Dorton
at 803-737-4373 or krainey@scda.sc.gov.
PO Box 11280 • Columbia, SC 29211
bdorton@scda.sc.gov
3/26/20
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