The Board of County Commissioners Monday ratified a letter of support for a grant application by Delta Timber.
The longtime local forest products company located in the heart of the community is applying for a USDA grant to enhance and develop its marketing initiatives.
"This grant application is for a grant that is difficult to get," said Eric Sorenson, managing partner in the business.
"It would be used for the marketing of our by- products and some of our specialized wood products."
The County Commissioners' support letter stated, "We believe this type of assistance to a basic economic business is a good investment .... The benefit is not just to Delta Timber, but to other important components of our economy and community."
The letter noted that Delta Timber employs approximately 60 people; about 40 in the mill operation and another 20 in related infrastructure and support functions.
The grant application is for $50,000 with a $50,000 in-kind match provided by Delta Timber.
Sorenson noted that other agencies have supported the application, including public lands management agencies.
"We are always also very, very appreciative of the support from our community," he added.