Grants for Youth Conservation Projects on Colorado Public Lands

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Subject: Environmental Education, Youth Development, Job/Career Training
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2017

"This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) offers opportunities for qualified youth conservation corps to engage youth and young adults ages 16-30 in work on BLM conservation-related projects in Colorado. This FOA is made in conjunction with Youth Project Announcements that carry specific deadlines for the submission of applications. These projects will provide participants with a mix of work experience, education, training, and support services, as well as the opportunity to develop citizenship values and skills through service to their community and the United States. As the young men and women gain experience in natural and cultural resource management, they will also develop an appreciation for public lands and learn about conservation-related career fields. Projects made available under this FOA are developed in collaboration with the BLM CO Youth Program State Lead and District/Field Offices with an emphasis on providing valuable training and mentorship opportunities to youth. The BLM CO is committed to connecting diverse youth to their public lands and natural and culture heritage through providing service projects, recreational experiences, and especially natural resource-based employment and educational opportunities, including scientific research. These projects provide the participants with real-world job skills training, education, mentorship and/or professional development, inspire interest in higher education /agency career paths and instill stewardship principles."

Funder: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Eligibility: "This opportunity is open any qualified Youth Conservation Corps established by a state or local government, by the governing body of any Indian tribe, or by a nonprofit organization interested in working cooperatively with the BLM to develop and administer projects focused on providing employment, educational, and public-service opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents between 16 and 30. All responding non-profit entities must provide a copy of their Section 501(c)(3) status determination letter received from the Internal Revenue Service."
Amount: $25,000 - $500,000
Contact: Link.