OVERVIEW INFORMATIONCatalog of Domestic Assistance Number is 1 0. 674Program name is Wood Utilization AssistanceImportant Dates:October 27, 2014 Issuance of Request for ProposalsJanuary 23, 2015 Proposal submission deadlineSynopsis of Funding OpportunityThe U. S. Forest Service (Forest Service) requests
proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.
This Request for Proposals focuses on the following priorities: Reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on National Forest System and other forest lands.
Reduce costs of forest management on all land types. Promote economic and environmental health of communities.Funding will be awarded in two separate grant categories:
GRANT CATEGORY 1:
EXPANSION OF WOOD ENERGY MARKETSThe intent of this category is to stimulate, expand, or support wood energy markets that depend on forest residues or forest byproducts generated from all land types.
Preference will be given to projects that make use of low-value wood generated from National Forest System and other forest lands with high wildfire risk.
1. Statewide Wood Energy Teams 2. Wood Energy Projects 3. Wood Energy MarketsGRANT CATEGORY 2:
EXPANSION OF WOOD PRODUCTS MARKETSThe intent of this category is to promote markets that create or expand the demand for non-energy based wood products.
Preference will be given to projects that support commercial building markets or other markets that use existing or innovative wood products.
Wood energy projects will not be considered under this category because those projects can apply for funding under Grant Category 1. Completed electronic applications are due to the Regional Biomass Coordinator designated for your Forest Service region by 11:59 p.m.
on January 23, 201 5. Each submittal must consist of two separate PDF files, as follows:
1. Proposal narrative and appendixes (Wood Innovations Application Parts 1 and 2) 2. Financial Forms (Wood Innovations Application Part 3)Searchable format PDF files are preferred.For more details, visit http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/ and click on the link to the 2015 Wood Innovations Grant Program.
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