DENVER, Colo. (May 16, 2022)– The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) invites all eligible organizations to submit funding requests for Beef Checkoff programs and projects for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2022. Requests must be in the form of an Authorization Request (AR)

By law, the Beef Checkoff contracts with national, non-profit, beef industry-governed organizations to carry out promotion, research, and education work directed in the Beef Promotion & Research Act and Order (click here to learn about areas eligible for funding).

As outlined by the Beef Promotion and Research Order, eligible groups that may contract for the Beef Checkoff are established national nonprofit industry-governed organizations that:

(a) are nonprofit organizations pursuant to sections 501(c) (3), (5) or (6) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 501(c) (3), (5) and (6));

(b) are governed by a board of directors representing the cattle or beef industry on a national basis; and

(c) have been active and ongoing for at least two years.

Organizations must submit a first-round draft of an AR to the CBB by June 22, 2022. At the 2022 Summer Business Meeting in Reno, Nevada, July 25-28, organizations will have the opportunity to present their specific plans and funding requests to various Checkoff Program Committees. This valuable process allows producers and importers to provide their input on Checkoff-funded programs, build programs free of redundancy, and achieve the strategies outlined in the Beef Industry Long Range Plan (LRP).

The number of Beef Checkoff contracting organizations changes from year to year, and so does the available amount of funding, which is based on annual national Checkoff collections. In September 2021, the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC) approved nine contractors to conduct Checkoff work in the amount of $38.9 million for the current 2022 fiscal year.

If your qualified organization is interested in submitting an AR to the CBB for the 2023 fiscal year, contact Beka Wall, CBB Director of Evaluation and Outreach, by May 23, 2022, at 303-220-9890 or bwall@beefboard.org.  

  • The deadline for draft ARs is June 22, 2022.
  • Final ARs must be received by the CBB office by August 5, 2022, to be considered by the BPOC.

Please note: ARs must specify estimated costs of all activities that will be conducted throughout the program, and expenses are reimbursed to each contracting organization on a cost-recovery basis. Organizations are not provided funds in advance, but are reimbursed for actual, approved expenses already incurred.

You can learn more about the AR process and the Beef Checkoff at DrivingDemandforBeef.com.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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