Fiscal Year 2016: Establishment of statewide wood energy and wood utilization teams; feasibility assessments for woody biomass energy systems; addressing issues related to building with wood and cross-laminated timber (CLT), such as using beetle-killed trees for CLT manufacture, assessing seismic resiliency and wind performance of CLT, and overcoming building code barriers for tall wood buildings.
Fiscal Year 2017: Establishment of statewide wood energy and wood utilization teams; feasibility assessments for woody biomass energy systems; addressing issues related to building with wood and cross-laminated timber (CLT), such as utilizing low-value ponderosa pine in California; blast resistance of CLT for Department of Defense applications; examining the use of hardwoods in CLT; and creating mass timber manufacturing capacity in the US..
Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.
Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Savanna Pallets, Inc.||$ 250,000||   ||2019-09-03||2024-07-01|
|Timber Products Co. Limited Partnership||$ 250,000||   ||2019-06-11||2022-12-31|
|Integrated Biomass Resources, Llc||$ 250,000||   ||2019-08-01||2022-08-01|
|Washington State University||$ 249,170||   ||2019-08-14||2022-08-01|
|Clemson University||$ 248,809||   ||2019-08-01||2022-08-01|
|Jim Armstrong, Inc.||$ 250,000||   ||2019-06-07||2022-08-01|
|University Of Oregon||$ 250,000||   ||2019-08-14||2022-08-01|
|Mariposa County Resource Conservation District||$ 248,858||   ||2019-06-11||2022-08-01|
|Forests, Parks And Recreation, Vermont Dept Of||$ 250,000||   ||2019-09-23||2022-07-31|
|Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska||$ 250,000||   ||2019-08-16||2022-07-31|
Fiscal Year 2016: 42 nationally competed grants and agreements were funded totaling approximately $8.6 million. Fiscal Year 2017: 38 nationally competed grants and agreements were funded totaling approximately $8.3 million. Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Technical assistance or limited project grants to achieve long-term forest health through local enterprises that support forest management.
No land acquisition or construction.
Entities eligible include: Non-profits, local, state, and Tribal governments, business, companies, corporations (for Profit), institutions of higher education, and special purpose districts, (public utilities districts, fire districts, conservation districts, or ports).
No credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Procedures for submitting technical assistance or grant applications can be found on www.fpl.fs.fed.us/tmu or contact the Program Manager as listed under Information Contacts. .
Grants, if appropriated funds are provided, will generally be nationally competitive and merit-based. Technical Assistance request will be prioritized based on Tribal, state, or national forestry issues such as insect, disease, catastrophic events, and economic adjustments.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Rural Revitalization Through Forestry, Public Law 101?624, Section (d) Rural Revitalization Technologies (1990); P.L. 108-148 title II, Section 202 (2003); P. L. 110? 234, title VII (2008); P.L. 110-246 title VII (2008); and P.L. 113-79, title VIII, Section 8201 (2014) extending the program through 2018.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 120 to 180 days. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 160 days after the date of closure on a Request for Proposals or Technical Assistance.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Applicants must contribute at least 50% of the Forest Service requested funds. For every $2 of Federal funding requested, applicants must provide at least $1 in match. For example, if the requested Federal amount is $100,000 the applicant match must be at least $50,000. The applicants match must come from non-Federal sources. The match may include cash or in-kind contributions. All matching funds must be directly related to the proposed project. Letters for specific request from non-profits, local, state, and Tribal governments, business, companies, corporation, (for profit), institutions of higher education, and special purpose districts, (public utilities districts, fire districts, conservation districts, or port) are encouraged to demonstrate collaboration and the role this federal assistance program can leverage accomplishing local projects. Matching will be required only for financial assistance and will be stated in Request For Proposal, and in accordance with Congressional direction. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
As determined by project, no longer than 5 years on grants or cooperative agreements. Technical assistance is limited to one year unless negotiated due to tribal, state or national priorities. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments are made based on authorization and negotiation of provisions with cooperator.
Post Assistance Requirements
Performance reports are required, and the frequency will be negotiated between the Forest Service and recipient.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Financial reporting on SF-425 is required on financial assistance.
Forest Service program managers will provide overall program monitoring.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Grant recipients may be subject to audit by the Office of Inspector General, USDA.
Grant records will be maintained for 3 years after submission of final documents. Technical Assistance record will be maintained for 3 years from the close of the assistance. Government Technical Report (GTR) maybe developed to share the results of Technical Assistance collaborative efforts.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $8,596,085; FY 17 est $8,338,553; and FY 18 est $9,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Typical awards are $250,000 per award. Exceptions may be made for special circumstances.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Melissa Jenkins 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: email@example.com Phone: 703-605-5346
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Financial grants are approved on the basis of a nationwide review and are based on technical and financial merits of the project as evaluated by a panel of Federal experts or their designees.
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