Workforce and Business Development – California Grants Portal



CAL FIRE’s Wood Products and Bioenergy team seeks to maintain and enhance the wood products infrastructure of California to promote healthy resilient forests throughout the state by supporting a diverse set of business development and workforce development projects. 


Eligible business development projects include facilities, operations, and professional services that support the restoration of healthy, resilient forests.  
Eligible workforce development projects include universities, colleges, government and community organizations, and businesses that aim to increase workforce capacity in the fields of logging, fuels treatment, transportation, manufacturing, or other support services that bolster the development of a resilient forest sector workforce.  
Research and development projects related to both business and workforce development will also be considered. Check out the Wood Products website and subscribe for updates.   

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business

  • Individual

  • Nonprofit

  • Public Agency

  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:


Matching Funding Requirement:

Match requirement varies depending on project type. Business development projects between $10,000-$500,000 require a 100% match. Business development projects between $500,000-$2,000,000 require a 200% match. Workforce development proposals less than $500,000 do not require match. Workforce development proposals between $500,000-$5,000,000 require a 11% match.

Workforce and Business Development