Proposal Content and Priorities Content A cover page including contact information for the project leader and the lead entity submitting the proposal.
The cover page must include the signature of a person authorized to commit the lead organization to the work proposed.
to exceed ten-page proposal addressing project management and the proposed approach to forest products business development.
Proposals will describe the objectives, approach, projected workforce, cooperators, qualifications of the team, and a general budget.
Attachments of up to twenty pages may include biographic information for key personnel, description of the organization(s) or business(es) or other entity(ies) that will participate in the completion of this project, descriptions of any project partners including their roles and their approximate level of effort in the proposed project.
Attachments may include descriptions of recent relevant work of a similar nature.
Examples of the organizations ability to manage large amounts of funds consistent with federal requirements will be particularly important to a successful proposal.
Examples of Possible Approaches Connecting local producers of forest products with local consumers of forest products.
Training producers to be more effective in sustainable production and local marketing.
Assisting producers in exploring niche markets and in diversifying their forest products operations.
Supporting existing forest products marketing cooperatives and organizing new ones where demand exists among forest producers or forest product consumers.
Supporting cooperation among forest product practitioners, such as in using shared equipment or facilities, even where a formal marketing cooperative may not be needed.
Arranging opportunities for improving communications among forest product practitioners.
Other approaches that address the goals of this solicitation.