U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Forest Service
01/19/22 5:00 PM Local Time - Electronic Receipt
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to improve forest health and local economies. Funding is intended for projects that increase wood product manufacturing capacity and promote the use of renewable wood energy. Proposals incorporating commercially proven technologies will be most competitive.
The Community Wood Grant Program, launched in 2020, provides funding for grants to install thermally led community wood energy systems or to build innovative wood product manufacturing facilities. The Forest Service expects renewable wood energy systems installed under this program to use the most stringent control technologies. The program places extra emphasis on assisting sawmills in economically challenged areas to retool or add advanced technology.
This funding opportunity is intended for shovel ready projects that will not require additional funding or time to complete after the award period. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
Priority will be given to projects that:
Projects must provide a preference for the purchase, acquisition, or use of goods, products, or materials produced in the United States pursuant to 2 CFR § 200.322.
GrantWatch ID#: 200052
The maximum for each award is $1 million to pay for up to 35% of total capital costs. The Forest Service may consider awarding up to $1.5 million (for up to 50% of total capital costs) for a proposal that warrants special consideration, especially for projects located in areas of high unemployment.
Awards under this announcement are typically 2 to 3 years in length. Projects of greater complexity may be awarded for a longer period not to exceed 5 years.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
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