This page is an alphabetical list of Nebraska Commodity Board funding opportunities managed in part by ARD. Current Request for Proposal (RFP) information will be made available upon notification from the applicable Check-Off Boards. Note: This is not an exhaustive list, the IANR Finance & Personnel External Funds Team would be the primary contact for administering funding opportunities with any Commodity group not listed below.

For commodity board opportunities listed below, please refer to the supplemental ARD guidelines that list the internal due dates and processes for proposal submission.

In the event a No Cost Extension (NCE) is needed for one of the Commodity Boards listed below, please refer to the ARD guidelines for appropriate format and submission instructions. For all other commodity related NCE requests, please contact the IANR Finance & Personnel External Funds Team. Click here to download ARD NCE Guidelines.

Please contact Héctor Santiago (hsantiago@unl.edu) or Jennifer McMahon (jmcmahon10@unl.edu) for questions.


2020-21 RFP Due Dates Summary

Commodity Board RFPs will be released upon receipt

Commodity Board (Alphabetical Order)Internal Due Date (Must be fully routed in NUgrant by 5:00 PM CST)Commodity Board Due Date
NE Corn Board Thursday, January 9, 2020 Friday, January 17, 2020
NE Dry Bean Commission Friday, January 17, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020
NE Soybean Board Friday, January 10, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020
NE Wheat Board Friday, May 22, 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020


Nebraska Corn Board | www.nebraskacorn.gov/

  • Executive Director: Kelly Brunkhorst
  • Director of Research: Boone McAfee
    301 Centennial Mall South, 4 th Floor
    P. O. Box 95107
    Lincoln NE 68509
    Ph:  402-471-2787 | Fax:  402-471-3345

FY 2020-2021 Request For Proposals

Proposals must be approved in NUgrant by all investigators and Unit Administrators before 5:00 pm, Central time, Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Corn Board RFP (PDF) ARD Submission Guide (PDF)


Nebraska Dry Bean Commission

  • Executive Director: Lynn Reuter
  • UNL Ex-Officio: Jack Whittier, Panhandle Research & Extension Center Director
    4502 Ave I
    Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    Ph:  308-632-1258 | Fax:  308-632-1371 | Email: dryediblebeans@nebraska.gov

FY 2020-2021 Request For Proposals

Proposals must be approved in NUgrant by all investigators and Unit Administrators before 5:00 pm, Central time, Friday, January 17, 2020.

Dry Bean RFP / Submission Guide (PDF)


Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board |  www.sorghum.nebraska.gov/
  • Executive Director: Barbara Kliment 
    P. O. Box 95107
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    Ph:  402-471-2787 | Fax:  402-471-3345 | Email: sorghum.board@nebraska.gov


Nebraska Soybean Board | www.nebraskasoybeans.org/

  • Executive Director: Victor Bohuslavsky
    3815 Touzalin Ave, Suite 101
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    Ph:  402-441-3240 | Fax:  402-441-3238

FY 2020-2021 Request For Proposals

Proposals must be approved in NUgrant by all investigators and Unit Administrators before 5:00 pm, Central time, Friday, January 10, 2020. 
Please note, the Nebraska Soybean Board runs on a Federal Fiscal Year basis (Oct 1-Sept 30)

NE Soybean Board RFP Documents (Box link) | RFP/Project Reporting Timeline (PDF)


Nebraska Wheat Board  |  www.nebraskawheat.com/
  • Executive Director: Royce Schaneman
    301 Centennial Mall South, 4 th Floor
    P. O. Box 94912
    Lincoln, NE 68509-4912
    Ph:  402-471-2358 | Fax:  402-471-3446 | Email: nwb@wheat.ne.gov

FY 2020-2021 Request For Proposals

Proposals must be approved in NUgrant by all investigators and Unit Administrators before 5:00 pm, Central time, Friday, May 22, 2020.

Wheat Board RFP (PDF) | Budget Template (.doc) | ARD Submission Guide (PDF)