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Firewood Bank Funding

Posted May 6
Alliance for Green Heat and USDA Forest Service
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Alliance for Green Heat is making more than $1 million available to expand and connect the nation’s network of firewood banks thanks to a grant from the USDA Forest Service made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Firewood banks, similar in approach to food banks, provide a local, renewable and cost-effective heating source to households in need.

This year, FY 2025, there will be three categories of eligibility — new, start-ups and renewals. New firewood banks (existing firewood banks that have not received funding previously) and start-up firewood banks (individuals or organizations launching new firewood banks in 2024-2025) may apply for funding beginning May 1. Renewal firewood banks (firewood banks that have received funding previously) may apply beginning Sept. 1.