7 CFR § 1470.4 - Allocation and management.
(a) The Chief will allocate funds to States, and may adjust the weighting of the following allocation factors to provide for equitable geographic distribution and meet enrollment goals, based on the consideration of -
(1) The number of certified and transitioning organic operations within the State; and
(2) The number of acres of certified and transitioning organic production within the State.
(c) Of the funds made available for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023 to carry out CSP, NRCS will, to the maximum extent practicable, use at least:
(1) Five percent to assist beginning farmers or ranchers; and
(2) Five percent to assist socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers.