Form FDACS-06715 "National Organic Certification Cost Share Program Application" - Florida

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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of Development and Information
NATIONAL ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COST
NICOLE "NIKKI" FRIED
COMMISSIONER
SHARE PROGRAM APPLICATION
Instructions
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received 2014 National
Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) funds from the United States Department of
Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse
producers and handlers for a portion of certification costs for USDA Organic certification obtained
between October 2013 and September 2014. Please note that funds are available on a first-come, first-
served basis until all funds have been expended. Please see
USDA-AMS’s website
for more
information on the program.
The purpose of the NOCCSP is to reduce the cost of organic certification by reimbursing producers and
handlers up to 75% of costs incurred to obtain USDA Organic certification (up to a maximum of $750 per
category of certification).
Eligibility
In order to be eligible for reimbursement through the 2014 NOCCSP, an applicant must meet the
following criteria:
The operation must possess current USDA Organic certification. Operations with suspended or
revoked certification are not eligible for reimbursement.
Certification must have been initially obtained or renewed from a USDA-accredited certifying
agent between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.
The certified operation must be located within the borders of Florida.
The operation must not already have received NOCCSP reimbursement from the State of Florida during
the present funding year. The following are examples of expenses which can and which cannot be
reimbursed by the NOCCSP:
Allowable Costs
Unallowable Costs
Application fees
Late fees
Inspection costs
Inspections due to violations of NOP
regulations
First-time USDA NOP certification fees
Any charges related to certifications other
Travel costs/per diem for organic
than USDA Organic
inspectors
Transitional certifications
User fees / sales assessments
Materials and supplies
Postage
Equipment
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of Development and Information
NATIONAL ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COST
NICOLE "NIKKI" FRIED
COMMISSIONER
SHARE PROGRAM APPLICATION
Instructions
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received 2014 National
Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) funds from the United States Department of
Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse
producers and handlers for a portion of certification costs for USDA Organic certification obtained
between October 2013 and September 2014. Please note that funds are available on a first-come, first-
served basis until all funds have been expended. Please see
USDA-AMS’s website
for more
information on the program.
The purpose of the NOCCSP is to reduce the cost of organic certification by reimbursing producers and
handlers up to 75% of costs incurred to obtain USDA Organic certification (up to a maximum of $750 per
category of certification).
Eligibility
In order to be eligible for reimbursement through the 2014 NOCCSP, an applicant must meet the
following criteria:
The operation must possess current USDA Organic certification. Operations with suspended or
revoked certification are not eligible for reimbursement.
Certification must have been initially obtained or renewed from a USDA-accredited certifying
agent between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.
The certified operation must be located within the borders of Florida.
The operation must not already have received NOCCSP reimbursement from the State of Florida during
the present funding year. The following are examples of expenses which can and which cannot be
reimbursed by the NOCCSP:
Allowable Costs
Unallowable Costs
Application fees
Late fees
Inspection costs
Inspections due to violations of NOP
regulations
First-time USDA NOP certification fees
Any charges related to certifications other
Travel costs/per diem for organic
than USDA Organic
inspectors
Transitional certifications
User fees / sales assessments
Materials and supplies
Postage
Equipment
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How to Apply
To be considered for reimbursement, applicants must do the following:
1. Fill out and submit the application form
2. Assemble and submit supporting documentation;
3. Register on MyFloridaMarketPlace as a state vendor; and
4. Submit a substitute W-9 to the Florida Department of Financial Services.
If submitting an application via email, please send to Joshua.Johnson@FDACS.gov. Include the letters
“NOP” in the subject line of the email.
BECAUSE FUNDING IS AVAILABLE ON A “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED” BASIS
UNTIL ALL FUNDS ARE EXPENDED, APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
AS RECEIVED UNTIL ALL OF THE ABOVE STEPS ARE COMPLETED.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2014. OPERATIONS
SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE MAY NOT RECEIVE
REIMBURSEMENT.
1. Application
Applicant Name:
(Company or Individual Name as it appears on W-9, based on SS or EIN)
Certified Operation/Entity:
(May be different from Applicant Name)
Certifying Agent Issuing Certificate:
Address of Operation:
City:
State:
ZIP:
Certifications Obtained / Renewed between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014:
Crops
Primary Crop
Wild Crops
Primary Crop
Livestock
Primary Breed
Handling
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I hereby certify that the information in this application and all attached documents is true and correct; that
the operation for which reimbursement of certification costs is requested is located within the State of
Florida; and that the operation has not already received reimbursement through the National Organic
Certification Cost Share Program during the current funding year (October 1, 2013 – September 30,
2014).
Printed Name:
Date:
Signature:
2. Supporting Documentation Checklist:
Proof of USDA Organic certification
Itemized invoices, receipts, or other documents showing allowable certification costs
Completed W-9 tax form
3. Registering as a State Vendor
In order to receive reimbursement through the program, you will need to register as a vendor through
www.myfloridamarketplace.com
and submit a substitute W-9 form to the Department of Financial
Services. This is a two-step process, and both steps have to be completed before your organization can
receive any payments from the State of Florida. The steps are as follows:
1. Visit
https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/vms-web/spring/login
2. Fill out the form titled “New Vendor Registration”, and follow the instructions to create your
MyFloridaMarketplace record.
4. Submitting the Substitute W-9 to the Department of Financial Services
1. Visit https://flvendor.myfloridacfo.com,
2. Click the link on the right side of the page titled “Click here to Register”, and follow the
instructions for creating a profile. Once you have entered the information, you will receive an
email with your username.
3. Return to https://flvendor.myfloridacfo.com, this time selecting “Sign In,” enter your username
and password, then click the first menu option to complete your W-9.
4. Once this is done, you will be returned to the “W-9 Main Menu.” Under the heading “View/Print
Substitute Form W-9,” click “Current.” A PDF will open. Save / Print this PDF and return it with
your other supporting documentation.
Joshua.Johnson@FDACS.gov
Once you have completed all steps, send an email to
with the letters
“NOP” in the subject line to indicate that you have registered. FDACS staff will verify that your
business appears in the database of state vendors, and will contact you if any further action is necessary.
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Official Use Only
National Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Reimbursement Worksheet
1. Operation Name
2. Already Reimbursed?
Yes
No
3. Number of certificates obtained or renewed 10/1/13 - 9/30/14
4. Total of documented, allowable certification costs:
5. 75% of line 4
6. Reimbursement cap, based on number of certificates (Line 3 x $750)
7. Amount to be Reimbursed
8. Notes on any
disallowed costs:
Org Code: 42060110015
EO: GF
Object Code: 740010
Invoice Number: 14NOP_ _ _
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