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Youth Conservation Services

Post Date

August 11th 2015

Application Due Date

September 10th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Natural Resources

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $3000000 - $10000000

Grant Description

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps) intends to enter into a nationwide cooperative agreement with a nonprofit organization (Recipient) for training and education services relating to natural resources conservation and outdoor recreation management. Funds are intended to provide young adults and veterans with real life work experiences in stewardship of the environment in all fifty states by offering opportunities for education, leadership and personal development to the RecipientŠ¼s participants, while providing a high quality public service in natural resources/recreation management and conservation. Recipient must have an extensive history of providing young people and veterans with opportunities to serve within the leading federal land management agencies, providing hands-on career training, internships and other education programs to young adults and veterans. Recipient recruits, selects, trains and places qualified youth and veterans to serve in support of conservation and recreation management projects and has the capability and expertise to provide a series of conservation/recreation management experiences for youth ranging from high school to post graduate that collectively comprise a continuous opportunity for young adults to enhance their understanding of conservation and prepare for careers in natural resources/recreation management. Recipient has the experience, plant capacity and demonstrated capability to immediately and successfully place interns and conservation crews at over 400 USACE lake and river projects and other sites nationwide to include all fifty states in the United States. The cooperative agreement will be entered into pursuant to 33 USC 2339(a) - Assistance Programs and Delegation of Authority under Section 213(a) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2000. See Synopsis for full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Defense

  • Office:

    Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers

  • Agency Contact:

    Lucille Smith
    Contract Specialist
    Phone 409-766-3845

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Grants Specialist

  • Agency Email Address:

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