USDA Organic Certification Cost-Share Programs

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has renewed a cooperative agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reimburse a portion of the cost of organic certification.

The agreement is in effect between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

Reimbursement of 75 percent of an individual’s certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 per certification scope. Such certification costs must be paid during the period stated above.

Deadline for receipt of all applications and documents is Friday, October 13, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

For the FY 2017 application form and instructions,  click here

To download a W-9 Form (IRS Taxpayer ID Form) go to:


Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Development Division
Market Development Branch
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI  96814-2512

Phone: (808) 973-9595
Fax: (808) 973-9590