There are many grant and funding opportunities available in Southeast Alaska for sustainable forestry, restoration, stewardship, and biomass opportunities. A few of the most relevant are listed below:
- The US Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program offers funding for projects that address the nationwide challenge of using low-value woody biomass material to create renewable energy and protect communities and critical infrastructure from wildfires.
- The Natural Resource and Conservation Service has funding and land management planning assistance for conservation and wildlife habitat restoration on private lands through their EQIP and WHIP programs.
- The National Forest Foundation has a CCLS grant program to assist communities in stewardship capacity building. The deadline for the 2013 Request for Proposals has been extended to April 19, 2013.
- Alaska Energy Authority provides assistance in biomass energy planning through their pre-feasibility program. Pre-Feasibility Grant Applications now being accepted.
- The Alaska Native Fund was launched in 2011 by the Alaska Conservation Foundation and the Alaska Native Fund Steering Committee to advance Alaska Native priorities for protecting the land and sustaining traditional ways of life.
- Rural Development has numerous grant and loan programs for issues such as technical assistance and training, renewable energy, and business development. A full list for Alaska programs can be found here: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/supportdocuments/RDAlaskaProgramMatrix.pdf
- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has several different grant programs that could apply to Southeast Alaska, such as the Environmental Solutions for Communities grants.
More to come. Check the Announcements page on this website for upcoming Grants and Funding oportunities.