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2022 Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Award for Various Organizations


The U.S. Forest Service requests proposals for projects to install a thermally led community wood energy system or build an innovative wood product facility.

Eligible organizations can apply, only if their projects are shovel-ready and do not require additional funding or time to complete after the funding period.

Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Forest Service

Type of Fund: Award

Deadline: January 19, 2022


The Forest Service conjures proposals for projects that will achieve the following:

  • Expand thermally led community wood energy or innovative wood product opportunities
  • Improve forest health; and
  • Stimulate local economies.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Install a thermally led community wood energy system for heating, cooling, and/or electricity that replaces fossil fuels such as coal, oil, propane, or natural gas.
  • Purchase and install manufacturing equipment at a mass timber production facility.
  • Expand a sawmill to add higher value production lines that incorporate innovative technologies and cost-cutting measures.
  • Purchase and install equipment at a new facility to produce biofuels from forest residues.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are non-profits; local, state, and tribal governments; businesses, companies, corporations (for profit); institutions of higher education; and special purpose districts (public utility districts, fire districts, conservation districts, school districts, and ports.)

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