Forest Service seeks to give cash for wood products

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking proposals for its 2016 Wood Innovations grant program.

On Tuesday, the USFS said it will award approximately $5 million to projects that “substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets.”

Grants can be to a maximum of $250,000 and typically cover two to three years of expenses. Past proposals have included new wood products created from local timber and marketing efforts for local wood products.

The application deadline is Jan. 13. For more information or to apply, visit www.na.fs.fed.us/werc.

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