USDA Forest Service 2022 Wood Innovations Grant Program: The USDA Forest Service is now accepting applications for these funds through the 2022 Wood Innovations Grant Program and the 2022 Community Wood Grant Program. These grants are designed to develop and expand the use of wood products and strengthen emerging wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management – particularly in areas of high wildfire risk.
The grants awarded intend to support forest health and stimulate local economies by expanding renewable wood energy use and innovative wood products manufacturing capacity.
Matching funds are not required; however, leveraging is required. Applicants must contribute the additional funds (leveraged funds) necessary to complete the project above and beyond the requested Forest Service funding.
Non-profits; local, state, and tribal governments; businesses, companies, corporations (for profit); institutions of higher education; and special purpose districts (public utility districts, fire districts, conservation districts, school districts, and ports
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $5 million
MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT: 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 19, 2022