Opportunity is knocking with USDA wood innovations grants


Just in time for National Forest Products Week (Oct. 15-21), Alaskans can now apply for a variety of wood product grants from the USDA Forest Service.

Applications are being accepted now through early December.

The grant opportunities available are:

  • Wood Products Infrastructure Assistance, deadline Dec. 1 – Helps with funding to establish, reopen, retrofit, expand, or improve sawmills or other wood-processing facilities.
  • Wood Innovations grants, deadline Dec. 15 – Supports projects that expand or stimulate the U.S. wood products markets and wood energy markets.
  • Community Wood Energy grants, deadline Dec. 15 – Provides funding to install community wood energy systems or to build innovative wood product manufacturing facilities.

In past years, communities and organizations in Alaska have received grants for a wide range of projects from installing a wood chip heating system in Galena to creating a containerized pellet mill in Ketchikan.

To learn more and apply, visit: USDA Forest Service National Wood Innovations.

Read about success stories and the Alaska Wood Innovations program at:

National Forest products week is celebrated the third week of October each year.