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 projects that will make a positive impact on their operations.

2021-2022 grant applications will be accepted in two grant rounds. 

Round 1: August 1 through November 30, 2021


Round 2: January 1 through May 30, 2022

**Applications for Round 2 NOW being accepted!**

**Applications must be received by CBE by 5 pm on the last day of each grant round to be eligible.**

Funding is subject to availability and is on a cost-share basis. Producers must provide input into the project as well. Projects that will help a large cross-section of producers within a region are encouraged and will receive higher ranking in the granting process. Maximum grant amount-$2000.

To qualify for funding, applications must meet the following criteria:

  • Producer must define the impact the project will have:

    • On their individual operation once completed​

    • On the beef industry in Pennsylvania, if applicable

    • In the regional beef community, if applicable

  • Two references/advisors must be submitted with the application who can give insight and support as to why the project should be funded. 

    • Examples: extension educator, loan officer, conservation district employee, etc.​

  • The grant will not exceed 50% of the proposed project cost. Grants have a maximum award amount of $2,000.

  • A budget of project costs from start to finish must be provided.

  • The Center for Beef Excellence Board of Directors reserves the right to follow up with an onsite visit during implementation and/or once the project is completed.

  • Producer must submit a summary/evidence of completion to include photos and receipts. Before and after photos are preferred and encouraged.

  • CBE reserves the right to use photos for educational/outreach purposes.

  • Grants will not be paid prior to completion of the total project.

  • Grant monies must be used within 365 days of receiving the grant award or will be forfeited.

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