Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program
Applications are due by January 7, 2022.
USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative is offering financial assistance to organic and transitioning producers and handlers through the Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP). This program will provide up to $20 million to help eligible applicants cover expenses paid during the 2020, 2021, and 2022 fiscal years. Eligible expenses include organic certification fees, transitional expenses, soil testing, and educational event registration fees.