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Application Deadline

Prospective applicants must submit the attached proposal for reimbursement to the Forest Fire Service Trenton Headquarters between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 in order to be considered for funding.

Notification Date

Notification of award will occur within one month of the end of each application period listed above.

Fuels Reduction Biomass Utilization and Marketing

Purpose of Funding
To provide cost-share incentives to stimulate contractors, loggers, wood cutters and other forestry businesses to invest in new and innovative equipment and/or marketing strategies for utilizing low value forest products from the pinelands region of NJ.

Source of Funding
USDA Forest Service- through the National Fire Plan.

Statutory Citation
N.J.S.A. 13:9 et seq.

Who is Eligible
Loggers, contractors, woodcutters and foresters.

pinelandsQualifications Required for Consideration
Attendance at a workshop on Firewise Concepts in the NJ Pinelands presented by the NJ Forest Fire Service; or other suitable Firewise Workshop.   Proof that the applicant’s business is located or operates primarily within the NJ Pinelands region.

Grant/Loan Limitations
Funding is limited to half of the project cost, up to $10,000.

Application Procedures
A description of the project and a “Proposal for Reimbursement” are required in order for an application to be considered.   Applications may be submitted at any time within the period deadlines listed below.

Each application will be evaluated based its ability to enhance the utilization and marketing of low value forest products.

Review Process
Allocation of funds is dependent on the RPCPOs planning process ability to project future wastewater usages and complete or update an existing Wastewater Management Plan and includes submittal of a Scope of Work with specific tasks and deadlines.

For More Information, Contact
Gregory McLaughlin, Division Firewarden
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
State Forestry Services
Mail Code: 501-04
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
(609) 649-3611 or 609-292-2977
gregory.mclaughlin@dep.state.nj.us

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