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Beef Excellence Initiatives Grant Program

The Center for Beef Excellence is pleased to offer cost-share grant funding through the Beef Excellence Initiatives Program. The goal of this program is to assist producers with implementing infrastructure projects that will make a positive impact on their operations and/or the Pennsylvania beef industry as a whole.

Funding is subject to availability and is on a cost-share, reimbursement basis. Grants will not cover more than 50% of the total cost of the project with a maximum grant award not to exceed $10,000.


Projects that will help a large cross-section of producers within a region are encouraged.

CBE reserves the right to follow-up with an onsite visit of the project and to use photos and/or descriptions of projects for future programming and promotion.

Applications being accepted from

December 1, 2023 to April 22, 2024

Please be sure to review the Program Details page before completing & submitting the application.


Click here for application.

2023-2024 Program Details/Qualifications:

  • ​Projects MUST be complete or able to be completed by June 1, 2024

  • Completed application must be received by CBE by 5 pm on the last day of the grant round to be eligible

  • A detailed description of the operation and project must be included

  • A detailed budget of the total cost of the project from start to finish must be included

  • Define the impact the project will have:

    • On the individual operation​

    • On the beef industry in Pennsylvania (if applicable)

    • On the regional beef community (if applicable)

  • Two references must be included who can give insight and support as to why the project should be funded (examples: extension educators, loan officers, NRCS/Conservation District employees, etc.)

  • Maps and/or drawings of the project should be included if applicable

  • Before and after photos must be included to show project completion and improvement to the operation

  • BQA Certified producers will receive priority

  • Be sure to complete application completely and sign before submitting

Past Projects


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