OR/WA Master Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands


Funding Opportunity ID: 323342
Opportunity Number: L20AS00024
Opportunity Title: OR/WA Master Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.243
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: This opportunity is open to any qualified youth conservation corps established by a state or local government, by the governing body of any Indian tribe, or by a qualified nonprofit organization interested in working cooperatively with the BLM to develop and administer multiple-use conservation projects. Conservation projects must focus on providing employment, education, and public-service opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents (between ages 16 and 30 inclusive and veterans up to age 35 inclusive) recruited from local and surrounding communities to assist with projects on public lands. No other entities are eligible to respond. All responding non-profit entities must provide a copy of their Section 501(c) (3) status determination letter received from the Internal Revenue Service. The term "qualified youth or conservation corps" means any program established by a state or local government, by the governing body of any Indian tribe, or by a nonprofit organization that: – Is capable of offering meaningful, fulltime, productive work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 30, inclusive, and veterans up to age 35 in a natural or cultural resource setting; – Provides participants a mix of work experience, basic and life skills, education, training, and support BLM's mission; and – Provides participants opportunities to develop life skills and work ethics through their work on BLM lands that transfer to their community and the United States.
Agency Code: DOI-BLM
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Posted Date: Dec 31, 2019
Close Date: Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020 Monthly Rolling cutoff dates from 1/30/20 – 7/17/20
Last Updated Date: Dec 31, 2019
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Description: The Oregon-Washington (OR-WA) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices have collaborated with Qualified Youth and Conservation Corps, as authorized by the Public Lands Corps Act (PLC), to accomplish conservation projects for numerous years. This program's projects provide employment for participants and opportunities to learn about and gain work experience in public lands and natural resources management while promoting long-term interest in public lands stewardship and the BLM. The BLM Youth Program assists the BLM with diversifying the workforce while exposing participants to the complex cultural and natural resource issues faced by National Conservation Lands managers.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: Edit to close date per grants.gov list.

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