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Federal Grant Funding for Firewood Banks Webinar
October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
The USFS Wood Innovations Program has partnered with Alliance for Green Heat to be the administrator of this funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Firewood banks are organizations which provide emergency and seasonal wood for heating homes. Similar to food banks, firewood banks can be run by nonprofits, churches and other religious organizations, state or local governments, or Tribes.
Eligible applicants: existing firewood banks, or any kind of organization which provides free year-round, seasonal, or emergency firewood in order to heat homes.
Individual grant amount available: up to $15,000
Eligible expenses include: chain saws, splitters, tarps, moisture meters, conveyor belts, trailers, wheelbarrows, safety equipment, first aid kits, equipment repair, building materials for firewood sheds or tool sheds, educational materials/activities, sales tax, signage, travel, gas money, and miscellaneous supplies.
Application Deadline: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the end of summer in 2023 or until they run out. Program funding may continue beyond summer 2023.
Application Details: www.firewoodbanks.org
Here is a map of known existing wood banks produced by partners at Harvard University (some information may be out of date). USFS Wood Innovations in Region 1 and Region 4 is also partnered with the National Forest Foundation to support the development of new firewood banks in tribal and underserved communities, expanding the success of their Wood for Life Program.