Maine Statewide Wood Energy Assistance Team (MESWEAT)

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The mission of Maine’s Statewide Wood Energy Assistance Team (MESWEAT) is to coordinate the delivery of technical, outreach, and financial assistance to interested individuals, communities, and organizations.  MESWEAT’s work program will promote and stimulate the market for high efficiency/low emissions biomass heating technologies through outreach and education, supported by public and private industry collaboration, and targeted technical assistance.  The project will include outreach to current and potential users of wood energy, particularly those in rural and/or underserved communities as well as to current and potential suppliers of wood, including the White Mountain National Forest and the Native American tribes that own land in Maine.  The project will seek to quantify current demands, potential new demands, constraints, and opportunities for increasing the use of wood energy in the state.

Maine’s Statewide Wood Energy Assistance Team is funded by the USDA Forest Service through its Wood Innovation Grant program.  The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 10.674.

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