Media report on $1.1M grant awarded to grow Maine’s forest economy
WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), the Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com reported the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a $1.1 million Economic Development Administration grant to the University of Maine to continue to support the Forest Opportunity Roadmap (FOR/Maine) coalition as it implements its plan to stabilize, diversify and grow Maine’s forest economy by 40% over the next five years. FOR/Maine is a cross-sector collaboration between industry, communities, government, education and nonprofits to realize the next generation of Maine’s forest economy. The grant will be matched with $499,000 in state funds and $278,608 in local funds, according to the article. More about FOR/Maine is online.