Programs

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 projects that will make a positive impact on their operations.

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. 

2022-2023 Program Details

Two grant rounds will be offered for 2022-2023:

 

Round 1: October 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022

Round 2: January 1, 2023 through May 30, 2023

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

 

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, $5,000 or $10,000. 

  • A detailed budget of project costs from start to finish must be provided. Maps and/or photos showing the project area are helpful.

  • 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 all project receipts for the total project cost. 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.

Beef Excellence Initiatives
Details & Application

Past Projects

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For more information contact CBE at mkirk.cbe@gmail.com or

570-687-3150.

Click below for application.