Wood Education and Resource Center Competitive Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2007

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Wood Education and Resource Center Competitive Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2007: The USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC), located in Princeton, WV, 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. WERC primarily serves the primary and secondary hardwood manufacturing industries located in the 35 states of the eastern hardwood forest region including: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI. 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 its official budget for Fiscal Year 2007. Completed applications are due to the WERC on or before February 15, 2007. Priority will be given to projects that accomplish one or more of the following items: . Maintain the economic competitiveness of the primary and secondary hardwood industries. . Bring information and technology about processing, marketing and business-related skills to existing and emerging businesses involved in the development and manufacturing of wood products. . Bring information and technology to existing and emerging businesses that focus on urban wood utilization, hazardous fuels reductions, utilization options geared to improving stewardship or use of low value woody biomass. . Encourage the adoption of new technology to improve competitiveness and profitability. . Provide support and key information to entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. . Address global issues such as: 1.) phytosanitation of wood packaging materials, and 2.) assisting communities and industries facing threats from invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer. . Increase the use of woody biomass as an economic feedstock for meeting our nations energy needs. Examples include heating and cooling, cogeneration, and liquid fuel production. In addition, proposals focused on sustainable forest management related to biomass supply and low-impact utilization options will be accepted.
Federal Grant Title: Wood Education and Resource Center Competitive Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2007
Federal Agency Name: Forest Service
Grant Categories: Regional Development Environment Business and Commerce Education Other Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FS-WERC-2007
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2007
Posted Date: Dec 15, 2006
Creation Date: Dec 12, 2006
Archive Date: Mar 17, 2007
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
Category Explanation
Wood products manufacturing and marketing.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible organizations include non-profits, state and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, tribes, and for-profit organizations.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Edward Cesa
Deputy Director - WERC
Phone 304-285-1530 ecesa@fs.fed.us Ed Cesa

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