2018 Program Overview


“Beef and Veal in the Classroom” is a grant program funded by the Beef Checkoff, courtesy of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council.  This program provides financial support for the use of fresh beef and/or veal in culinary schools located through the Northeast region.  The beef and veal can ONLY be used for in-class cutting and/or cooking demonstrations or hands-on lessons.  The goal of this grant program is to assist culinary programs with enhancement of students’ knowledge of beef cutting, cookery, nutrition and safety.  Instructors will have from January – June 2018 to implement and complete the program.

NOTE:  This program will begin accepting application for the 2018 school year from October 16-December 8, 2017.

Financial Support:

You must submit copies of receipts for fresh beef/veal to be reimbursed.  No exceptions. We recognize that class sizes vary and the quantity of beef/veal needed can differ greatly from school to school.  For this reason, a detailed description of the cut, quantity and price of the beef/veal needed will be required on the grant application.  All applications will be reviewed and award notices will be sent out via email by December 15, 2017, if your application is eligible for reimbursement and the total dollar amount approved.



  1. Only fresh or frozen beef and/or veal may be purchased with program funds.

  2. The instructor must complete the “Beef in the Classroom” Application Form/Materials Request(Form 1)prior to December 8, 2017, in order to be approved to receive reimbursement.  Keep in mind that only a limited amount of applications will be approved; so be sure to send your applications in early!

  3. Once approved, the instructor will receive confirmation by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) staff on or before December 15, 2017.

  4. The instructor must then enclose the “Beef in the Classroom” Reimbursement Request Form (Form 2),Evaluation Form (Form 3), and have ALL students complete the Pre and Post ONLINE Student Surveys(Form 4) prior to the beef lesson (pre survey) and prior to June 30, 2017 (post survey).  Copies of all purchase receipts must accompany the Reimbursement Request Form and be submitted by June 30, 2018.

  5. After receiving the completed Evaluation Form, Reimbursement Request Form and material receipts, the NEBPI will issue a reimbursement check.  The check will be made out to the culinary institution.  No checks will be issued to individuals.

  6. Please be judicious with your purchase of the beef/veal and take into consideration your class size.  We want to be able to provide assistance to as many institutions as possible with the available funds.

  7. Please note: funds can only be used in a classroom or lab setting.  Funds cannot be used for school BBQ’s, school cafeteria’s or banquets.  The goal is not to feed people; it is to teach future chefs the art of cutting and cooking beef.

  8. Failure to comply with these guidelines will affect the school’s ability to receive funds in the future.

Application Process:

  1. Complete Form 1Application Form/Materials Request by December 8, 2017 

  2. Recipients of these grants will be notified by December 15, 2017.  Recipients must fulfill the following reimbursement requirements.  Recipients not completing the following reimbursement by June 30, 2018 will not be reimbursed.


Reimbursement Process- Deadlines:

  1. Complete Form 2- Reimbursement Request Form by June 30, 2018

  2. Complete Form 3- Evaluation Form by June 30, 2018

  3. Have ALL students participating in the ‘Beef in the Classroom’ program complete a Pre and Post ONLINE Student Survey –Form 4-Pre and Post Student Survey by June 30, 2018

    Pre Student survey to be completed before the ‘Beef in the Classroom’ lesson

    Post student survey to be completed after the lesson and before June 30, 2018.

  4. Attach copies of receipts for beef/veal purchases related to the grant.

  5. Once all forms are received, a check will be issued reimbursing the agreed upon amount.


For more information contact:

Christie Brown

The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative

205 South Juliana Street

Bedford, PA 15522


(717) 250-3557