The Forest Service is making $49 million in grant funding available through its Wood Innovations, Community Wood, and Wood Products Infrastructure Assistance grants. The Forest Service is seeking proposals that support crucial links between resilient, healthy forests, strong rural economies, and jobs in the forestry sector. Made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, this funding will spark innovation, create new markets for wood products and renewable wood energy, and expand processing capacity.
The Forest Service is requesting proposals from eligible entities in the private, non-profit, and government sectors including Tribes, local and state governments, businesses and for-profit entities, institutions of higher education, as well as public utility, fire, conservation, and school districts, among others.
Applications are due December 1 and December 15, 2023. For more information, visit the Forest Service website.
Source: National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)