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Diversity and Entrepreneurship Program Application

Thank you for your interest in our Diversity and Entrepreneurship Fund (DEF), which provides a two-year Trade Membership to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).

Who may apply for this program?

  • Businesses that are 51% owned and controlled by *members of these groups:
    • Black
    • Hispanic/Latinx
    • Native American/Indigenous American/Alaska Native
    • Pacific Islander
    • Women
  • US-based companies
  • Engaged in the production, distribution, certification, or promotion of certified organic products and the services required to produce them; or
  • Actively transitioning to the production, distribution, certification, or promotion of certified organic products and services
  • Businesses who are willing to actively engage in the various avenues of policymaking, at OTA, over the 2 year period

*Note if you do not identify in one of these social or economically disadvantaged groups but should be considered eligible for the program please include that information in the form below.

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