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Forest Service -- Wood Innovations
The USDA Forest Service is announcing the availability of up to $8 million in funding to support projects that will substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.
This Request for Proposals focuses on the Wood Innovations program goals:
• Reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on National Forest System and other forest lands.
• Reduce the costs of forest management on all land types.
• Promote economic and environmental health of communities.
The application deadline is Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 5:00 p.m. local time, in the Forest Service Region where you are to submit your application.
Eligible applicants are for-profit entities; state, local, and tribal governments; school districts; community, not-for-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; and special purpose districts (e.g., public utilities districts, fire districts, conservation districts, and ports)
The Forest Service plans to award up to $8 million under this announcement. The maximum for each award is generally $250,000; however, the Forest Service may consider awarding more to a proposal that demonstrates the ability to have a significant and sizeable impact on wood product or energy markets. All awards are based on funding availability.