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2019 Wood Innovations Program Request for Proposals

Overview Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 10.674
CFDA Title is Wood Utilization Assistance

Important Dates:

October 24, 2018       Issuance of Request for Proposals
January 23, 2019       Proposal submission deadline
May 1, 2019                Approximate date for the U.S. Forest Service to notify applicants of results
August 1, 2019          Approximate date of award

Synopsis of Funding Opportunity:

The U.S. 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 to:

• 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.

The intent of the Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity is to stimulate, expand, and support wood products markets and wood energy markets.

Projects can include, but are not limited to:

1. Completing requirements, such as engineering designs, cost analyses, and permitting necessary in: the final stages of commercial construction projects that use wood as a primary building material; and later stages of wood energy project development to secure financing. Early phase project development proposals will not be competitive.

2. Developing manufacturing capacity and markets for wood products that support forest ecosystem restoration.

3. Showcasing quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of using wood as a green building material in an actual commercial building and the projected benefits achieved if replicated across the United States based on commercial construction market trends.

4. Establishing statewide wood utilization teams and statewide wood energy teams. Only proposals from States without an existing (or former) team will be considered. Current teams are found on this map.

5. Developing a cluster of wood energy projects in a geographic area or specific sector (e.g., prisons, hospitals, universities, manufacturing sector, or industrial sector).

1. Instructions

2. Application

3. Frequently Asked Questions and Definitions

4. Recording of the Pre-Application Webcast

5. Example of a successful Wood Energy grant application

6. Example of a successful Wood Products Markets grant application

2018 Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity Successful Applicants:

USDA Forest Service Awards Wood Innovation Grants to Expand and Accelerate Wood Products Markets in 20 States

2017 Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity Successful Applicants:

U.S. Forest Service Awards Grants to Expand and Accelerate Wood Energy and Wood Products Markets in 19 States

2017 Wood Innovations Grant Recipients

2016 Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity Successful Applicants:

USDA Awards Funds to Expand, Accelerate Wood Energy and Wood Products Markets in 19 States

2016 Wood Innovations Grant Recipients

2015 Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity Successful Applicants:

USDA Awards Funds to Expand and Accelerate Wood Energy and Wood Product Markets in 23 States 

2015 Wood Innovations Grant Recipients

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