Grants for new wood use ideas

CONCORD, NH- The Future Forest Economy Initiative is looking for new ideas, products and markets to increase demand for wood across northern New England and New York. The deadline for concepts to be considered in the first round of funding in 2020 is Monday, December 2.
The initiative — a cooperative effort of the US Economic Development Administration, US Endowment for Forestry & Communities, and the Northern Forest Center — grew out of a congressional mandate to support the development of markets for wood products. Over the next three years, the initiative cooperators will invest $2.6 million in sub-grants to expand innovation, create market demand, and create conditions that will allow businesses and communities to benefit from these innovations. To be eligible for funding, projects must impact a county or counties within the service region of the Northern Border Regional Commission. Projects must have clear and a direct benefit for the wood products sector, but private companies cannot receive direct financing through this project.Full criteria are detailed in Appendix I of the Call for Concepts (
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