21st Century Youth Conservation Corps

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21st Century Youth Conservation Corps: See attached Notice of Intent. Creating a 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps Under this initiative, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will sponsor two Americorps, Professional Placement members to serve as Conservation Planning Assistants in the Planning and Visitor Services Office of the National Willdife Refuge System in Pacific Regional Office. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ("the Service"), is authorized by the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. Sections 661-666c and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 16 U.S.C. 742a-j, 42 U.S.C. 126551 (American Conservation and Youth Service Corps), and the National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer and Community Partnership Enhancement Act of 1998, (Pub. L. 105-242 as amended by Pub. L. 108-327). The Americorps Professional Placement program for the Pacifc Region of the National Wildlife Refuge System builds upon existing proven programs with new and creative approaches to offer public service opportunities, support science-based education and outdoor learning laboratories and engage young Americans in natural resource conservation. These youth programs provide opportunities to educate youth about career opportunities and promote public service as part of a life-long commitment to natural resource conservation. These programs are managed through mentoring and partnerships with AmeriCorps, Community-based organizations, Friends organizations, educational institutions, and local conservation organizations.
Federal Grant Title: 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-VSC-R1-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.649
CFDA Descriptions: Service Training and Technical Assistance (Generic Training)
Current Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2010
Posted Date: Jul 09, 2010
Creation Date: Jul 09, 2010
Archive Date: Aug 15, 2010
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $48,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $48,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Non-profit organizations, within 50 miles of the Portland Regional Office. Applicants must have background in managing AmeriCorps programs.
Grant Announcement Contact
Michael Marxen 503-872-2700

mike_marxen@fws.gov [mike_marxen@fws.gov]
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