“Beef and Veal in the Classroom” is a grant program funded by beef farmers and ranchers through the Beef Checkoff Program. Additional program dollars come from the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. The goal of this grant program is to enable an ‘above and beyond’ in-class educational opportunity to assist with enhancement of student knowledge of beef cutting, cookery, nutrition and safety.
This program is NOT for schools seeking reimbursement for all of their beef and/or veal purchases throughout the duration of the school year. The intention of the program is to enable schools the ability to offer an ‘above and beyond’ beef educational experience in the classroom. Grants are intended to offer classes that teach beef cookery a special opportunity for a ‘Beef & Veal in the Culinary Classroom’ lesson/experience. Please reserve the grant funding for your classes that are MOST LIKELY to benefit from this educational experience. Examples of such lessons/experiences can include, but are not limited to subprimal or primal cutting demonstrations that ideally pair with cooking lessons utilizing the fabricated cuts from the cutting demo, cooking lessons highlighting the various properties and cooking attributes of beef muscles, cooking contests/competitions among students to encourage innovation recipe development or mastery of challenging skills…etc.
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 intended lesson/purpose, cut, quantity and approximate price of the beef/veal needed will be required on the grant application. (Ballpark example: A funding request of $400-$500 has a reasonable chance of being funded.) All applications will be reviewed and award notices will be sent out via email on or by Monday, November 22, 2021.
Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative
205 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522