Softwood Lumber Board Announces $420K to Match Wood Innovation Grants

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has announced that in 2022, it will provide funding matches for projects under the Wood Innovation Grant Program (WIGP).

In commenting on the WIGP, Ryan Flom, chief marketing officer of the SLB said, “We are pleased to support these grant programs because they exemplify how a public/private partnership can encourage and promote innovation throughout the industry. In turn, those innovations can dramatically improve the built environment, and forest health, to everyone’s benefit.”

In 2021, the SLB provided funding matches for three projects under the Wood Innovations Grant Program, each exploring new potential for wood products.

The application period for grant proposals closes on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. For more information on applying for funding, visit the Softwood Lumber Board site. The average matching funds are $50,000-$75,000 per project, but all requests will be considered.

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Softwood Lumber Board pledges $420K to match Wood Innovations Grants