Oregon's State Wood Energy Team: A Grant Program Review

TitleOregon's State Wood Energy Team: A Grant Program Review
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDavis, EJ
Series TitleEcosystem Workforce Program Working Paper
Document NumberNumber 69
Pagination16 p.
Date PublishedSummer 2016
KeywordsEWP working paper, extension publications and factsheets, joint fire sciences program, SWET, wood energy

Oregon's State Wood Energy Team (SWET) is a state-level network supported by the United States Forest Service and led by Oregon Department of Forestry. The purpose of the SWET is to bring together experts in biomass energy to support the successful development and implemen-tation of wood energy systems and businesses. One of the Oregon SWET’S activities is a small grant program for project feasibility, engineering, and construction activities. Six grants were awarded in 2013-2015, totaling $204,700. Oregon State Uni-versity conducted an assessment of this program at the SWET’s request in spring 2016 by interview-ing grantees and contractors working on the grants.