NACD and Partners Offer Funds for Woody Biomass Workshops

NACD, in cooperation with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and USDA Forest Service (USFS), is making a limited amount of financial support available for organizing and conducting state or regional sub-state multi-county woody biomass utilization workshops. Intended recipients are state and local governments, tribes and non-profit organizations and entities. Subject to funding availability, up to a maximum of $24,000.00 may be available for sponsoring such workshops across the United States between the dates of July 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009. Please note that individual workshop sponsorships are limited to $2,000.00 each and funds will be disbursed upon successful workshop completion.

Click here to view a full copy of the official sponsorship announcement, which includes details about the selection process and how to apply. Applications must be submitted no later than August 31, 2008 and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the total available funds have been obligated. All applications should be submitted to Fred Deneke, NACD Forestry Programs Coordinator, 265 West Soaring Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301. The application form is available for download on NACD’s website at

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Fred Deneke at (928)443-5456 or