7 U.S. Code § 7655b - Forestry products advanced utilization research
The Secretary shall establish a forestry and forestry products research and extension initiative to develop and disseminate science-based tools that address the needs of the forestry sector and their respective regions, forest and timberland owners and managers, and forestry products engineering, manufacturing, and related interests.
The Secretary shall make competitive grants to carry out the activities described in subsection (b).
In making grants under this section, the Secretary shall follow the requirements of paragraphs (4), (7), (8), and (11)(B) of subsection (b) of section 450i of this title.
The Secretary shall ensure that any activities carried out under this section are carried out in coordination with the Forest Service, including the Forest Products Laboratory, and other appropriate agencies of the Department.
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $7,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
To the extent practicable, the Secretary shall match any funds made available under paragraph (1) with funds made available under section 1646 of title 16.
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