Wood Products & Bioenergy Program

Business and Workforce Development Grants Virtual Workshop
Please join the Wood Products Team on January 26 for our virtual workshop to learn more about this new and exciting grant opportunity! This virtual workshop will include information on the following:
  • Project Eligibility
  • Match Requirements
  • Application Scoring
  • Application Process and Timeline
  • Q & A
  • Current Forest Health Program Solicitation
In an effort to make the most effective use of time, it is strongly encouraged that attendees review the Business and Workforce Development Grant Guidelines prior to attending the virtual workshop. The virtual workshop will be recorded and posted to the Wood Products webpage for later viewing. No registration required.Workshop Information:Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. PST

Our Mission:

The Wood Products and Bioenergy Program seeks to maintain and enhance the wood products infrastructure of California to support healthy resilient forests along with the people and ecosystems that depend on them.

Our Vision:

Support the creation of a robust and diversified wood products industry to facilitate the economic and sustainable management of California's forests.

Our Interests:

Existing and emerging technologies related to:

● Solid wood and chip product processing and manufacturing

● Bioenergy, including power generation and fuel production

● Forest-related workforce development

Business & Workforce Development Grants Now Available!

Up to $24 million is available to Wood Products projects with an additional up to $4 million available for tree nursery operations.

  • CAL FIRE's Wood Products and Bioenergy team seeks to maintain and enhance the forest-sector workforce and businesses of California to promote healthy resilient forests throughout the state by supporting a diverse set of business development and workforce development projects.

  • Eligible business development projects include facilities, operations, and professional services that support the restoration of healthy, resilient forests by offering improvements to the wood products industry.

  • Eligible workforce development projects include universities, colleges, government and community organizations, and businesses that aim to increase workforce capacity in the fields of logging, fuels treatment, transportation, manufacturing, or other support services that bolster the development of a resilient forest sector workforce.

  • Research and development projects related to both business and workforce development will also be considered.

The Wood Products Team intends to maintain a continuously open solicitation for Business and Workforce Development Grants as funding availability allows.

Detailed information regarding the solicitation, application process, eligible activities and projects can be found under Grantee Resources below and in the in the Grant Guidelines.


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