Northern Tier Hardwood Association Grants
NTHA is reinvigorating its Grant Program! Educational Opportunity Grants and Industry Incentive Grants of up to $2000 are available during a 12-month period pending availability. To receive a grant, the applicant must meet the basic eligibility guidelines which can be downloaded below. Applications are also available for download below.
Educational Opportunity Grant Description
Purpose: To encourage and assist organizations providing forestry and forest management education. This grant is available to any organization involved in the education of both youth and adults for specific projects or educational materials relating to sustainable forestry and forest management in our service area. These can be non-profit organizations (includes fire depts./EMS), public and private schools, woodland groups, and other similar groups. Applications for Game of Logging classes are encouraged.
Industry Incentive Grant Description
Purpose: To encourage and assist individuals/companies pursuing a new or updated facility for secondary wood or lumber processing. With the abundance of low grade logs in the region, developing a viable industry to utilize this material is included in the secondary processing development. Providing a market for low-grade material will also enhance forest management of woodlands in the area by providing a market for material removed in thinnings or timber stand improvement operations. The NTHA Incentive Grant is designed to assist companies or individuals who are taking this goal beyond the “idea stage” to the actual establishment of such facilities in the Northern Tier region. To receive a grant the applicant must meet the basic eligibility guidelines. The grant assists the actual construction, surveying, or environmental engineering of the proposed facility or the purchase of equipment upgrades aimed at improving efficiency or expanding capacity.