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Fiscal Year 2013 Statewide Wood Energy Teams Competitive Cooperative Agreement Program

Funds Promote Development of Rural Wood to Energy Projects
Earlier this week, USDA, U.S. Forest Service and partners took a major step to improve forest management, create rural jobs, prevent wildfires, and expand promising renewable energy opportunities. more>>

USDA Awards Funds to Promote Development of Rural Wood to Energy Projects
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a partnership agreement to expand wood energy use, which will help improve the safety and health of our nation's forests. The new partnership includes USDA, the Alliance for Green Heat, the Biomass Power Association, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, and the Pellet Fuels Institute. more>>

Overview Information

Catalog of Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 10.674

Important Dates:

July 9, 2013 Issuance of Request for Proposals
August 5, 2013 Proposal Submission Deadline
August 23, 2013 Approximate date for the U.S. Forest Service to notify applicants of results
September 4, 2013 Approximate date of award

Synopsis of Cooperative Agreement Opportunity:

The U.S. Forest Service is providing leadership and funding on behalf of a USDA, multi-agency, Wood-To-Energy Initiative by offering a Request for Proposals (RFP) that support collaborative, statewide wood energy teams that advance the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems. Public-private statewide teams are invited to seek funding to support the development of geographic or business sector-based clusters of wood energy projects. Activities may include, but are not limited to workshops and assistance that provide technical, financial and environmental information, preliminary engineering assessments, community outreach needed to support development of wood energy projects in both the public and private sectors. Completed applications are due to the WERC on or before 11:59 p.m. EST, August 5, 2013.

Federal Register Announcement

Application Forms

Application Instructions

Regional Forest Service Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions

Evaluation Criteria Descriptions

Outreach Webcast Explaining the 2013 State-Wide Wood Energy Teams Request for Proposals
July 16, 2013
Provides an overview of the RFP process as well as questions and answers.

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