Youth Program to Introduce and Train Youth for Natural Resource Conservation Careers in the Northeast Region

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Subject: Youth Development, Job Training, Education, Environmental Education, Careers, Youth Employment | Deadline: Aug. 30, 2014

The funds are intended to provide an introductory developmental educational experience of natural resource careers to young people, including culturally, ethnically and economically diverse students, through training, hands-on experience and mentoring at a variety of USFWS programs including. Under this program, individuals and/or groups of youth and young adults: (1) Will be introduced to natural resource careers through hands-on work with, and training by, natural resource professionals employed by the USFWS. (2) May be given the opportunity to serve both seasonal and or year-roundassignments. (3) Will be introduced to various real-world conservation and rehabilitation activities such as invasive species management, habitat restoration, wildlife management, public education and interpretation, and communications, mixed with informal and formal training sessions directed by USFWS employees during the assignments.

Funder:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Eligibility:  Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education).
Amount:  $500,000 - $1,000,000.
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