Deadline: April 12, 2024 7:59 PM AKST


This Annual Grant Funding is an Eligible Non-Federal Match for the Annual USFS Grants.

Biomass projects are encouraged to apply for the infrastructure category of the funding opportunity

Find info, application package, and related documents here. If you have any questions regarding the grant and eligibility, please contact @Katie Conway at For project and application support, please contact @Angie Mendbayar at or (907) 322-3251

  • USDA Rural Development has a rolling application for their Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) with March 31, 2024 deadline for the next round. Eligible applicants must be an agricultural producer, village corporation, or a rural small business (including 501(c)12 Cooperatives). The USDA Rural Development is specifically aiming to widen the outreach of their REAP funding to rural villages.
    • Please contact the Alaska State Energy coordinator, @Dan Smith to discuss a potential application or a project idea. He can also recommend you other grants from USDA Rural Development that is suitable for your project.
  • The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Indian Energy has many funding open funding opportunities. Click HERE to Download DOE funding opportunities.

If you are seeking technical or any other support for your biomass project (which will strengthen your grant application). please contact @Angie Mendbayar (907) 322-3251 and/or @Karen Petersen (907) 401-3234.

Other Funding Opportunities

Annual US Forest Service (USFS) Wood Innovation Grants

Depending on your project nature and needs, there are Wood Innovation Grant and Community Wood grants that accept application every year, generally in December. The USFS also opened the Wood Product Infrastructure Assistance (WPIA) grant and Temporary Bridge Funding for the last two fiscal year, and these new grants are likely to reopen in the upcoming fiscal year, but not guaranteed.

Find info for all USFS grants here. Contact @Priscilla – FS Morris with any questions

Many new funding opportunities are opening for wood energy and wood products development! Please email Angie Mendbayar at to get on the funding notification email list