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The USDA Forest Service is requesting proposals for forest products projects intended to increase the use of woody biomass from or near national forest lands. The woody biomass utilization program is intended to help improve forest restoration activities by using and creating markets for small-diameter material and low-valued trees. These funds are targeted to help communities, entrepreneurs, and others turn residues from hazardous fuel reduction projects into marketable forest products and/or energy products. Construction projects involving a permanent building or infrastructure item, such as roads, are not allowed.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, November 4, 2005. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should describe the impact of the proposed project on Forest Service lands: 1) What Forest Service is currently doing with material removed from hazardous fuel activities, 2) What would be done with this material if grant is awarded, and 3) anticipated outcomes and measures of success.


$50,000 to $250,000. Cost match of 20% from non-Federal sources is required.

MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2005 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadlines:

Pre-applications due December 1, 2005
Full applications due March 1, 2006
Award announced by April 1, 2006

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in natural resources disciplines.  Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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