USDA and Sawmill Release

CONCORD, NH – A New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) supported energy audit leveraged implementation funding for a New Hampshire business as part of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments of $121 million in critical infrastructure to combat climate change across rural America.

Wilkins Lumber, a two-century-old sawmill in Milford, received an energy audit grant from CDFA’s Small Business Energy Audit Fund.

“We are thrilled to see Wilkins Lumber in Milford receive funding from USDA to make energy efficiency improvements,” stated Katherine Easterly Martey, Executive Director, CDFA. Easterly Martey continued, “We were happy to play a role on their journey to these energy improvements and look forward to the completion of this project.”


Today’s USDA announcement also highlighted a grant to CDFA for $99,993 to provide additional low-cost energy audits to twenty-six rural small businesses and agricultural producers.
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The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is a statewide nonprofit public authority focused on maximizing the value and impact of community development, economic development, and clean energy initiatives throughout New Hampshire. The organization leverages a variety of financial and technical resources, including the competitive deployment of a grant, loan, and equity programs. Those resources include New Hampshire state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources and the CDFA Clean Energy Fund. For more information about CDFA and its programs, visit or call 603-226-2170.