Forestry Recovery Initiative

Department of Economic and Community Development

Allocation: $20,000,000

Status: Active

Maine's forest products industry is a resilient, forward-looking sector. From value-added products like mass timber, to emerging demand for bioplastics and biofuels, a significant opportunity exists to grow this sector, create jobs and economic security in rural Maine, and drive the future of modern, efficient building products and energy solutions, while supporting jobs and sustainable forests.

With this funding, the Maine Technology Institute will deploy grants to help Maine loggers, foresters, lumber yards, and other members of Maine's forest products sector recover financial loss caused by the pandemic, develop new wood products, and upgrade infrastructure to strengthen supply chains and sell products to new markets.