Opportunity USDA-FS-WERC-2009

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Opportunity USDA-FS-WERC-2009: The Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC), Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for cost-share demonstration projects that assist the WERC in meeting its mission of facilitating interaction and information exchange with the forest products industry that will enhance opportunities for sustained forest products production in the eastern hardwood forest region. The anticipated funding available this fiscal year is expected to be approximately $1 million. Final amount will be determined once the Forest Service has received it's official budget for Fiscal Year 2009. Completed applications are due to the WERC on or before February 2, 2009. Priority will be given to projects that accomplish one or more of the following items:- Maintain the economic competitiveness of primary and secondary hardwood industries. Examples include:1.) Encouraging the adoption of new technology to improve competitiveness and profitability, 2.) Bringing information and technology about processing, marketing, and business-related skills as well as urban wood utilization to existing and emerging businesses, and3.) Developing utilization options that improve forest stewardship and health.- Increase the knowledge and information about how the hardwood industry can contribute to the green building movement. Examples include certification and chain of custody for sustainable wood products as well as life cycle analysis for a range of wood products.- Increase the knowledge, information, and promotion of how carbon sequestration by wood products can provide a competitive edge to a sustainable hardwood industry. An example includes developing specific carbon storage factors for a range of wood products.- Develop technology and markets to address urgent issues on a global or domestic scale, including: 1.) Sanitizing wood packaging materials, firewood, and similar products to eliminate these pathways for the transport of insect and disease pests, and 2.) Developing markets for and using unexpected increases in the volume of urban and rural wood due to new pest introductions (for example emerald ash borer) and weather events such as tornados and ice storms. - Increase the sustainable use of woody biomass to meet our Nation's needs for energy and raw materials. Examples include public/private partnerships for using woody biomass in heating and cooling, process energy, cogeneration, district energy systems, and solid and liquid fuel production. Projects may also develop or maintain local markets and forest industry infrastructure by using woody biomass for both energy and value-added products. Additional details can be obtained by visiting; http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/grants.shtm.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity USDA-FS-WERC-2009
Federal Agency Name: Forest Service
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Energy Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FS-WERC-2009
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: Feb 02, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Feb 02, 2009
Posted Date: Dec 01, 2008
Creation Date: Dec 10, 2008
Archive Date: Mar 04, 2009
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Edward Cesa Deputy Director - WERC Phone 304-285-1530

U.S. Forest Service e-mail address [ecesa@fs.fed.us]

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