21st Century Conservation Service Corps

Through this program, work and training opportunities will be provided to young people and veterans in order to develop the next generation of lifelong conservation stewards and protect, restore and enhance America s Great Outdoors.

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Related Programs15.254 Summer Watershed Intern; 15.546 Youth Conservation Program; 15.550 Increasing Public Awareness of Recreational Opportunities at Reclamation Reservoirs through Fishing and Boating Events for Physically Challenged and Disadvantaged Children.; 15.676 Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Programs; 15.931 Conservation Activities by Youth Service OrganizationsExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2013: New Program in FY 2014.

Fiscal Year 2014: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.

Program anticipates funding projects that involve outreach coordination, management of volunteer programs, improving recreation access, preserving/repairing/rebuilding public lands and structures, protecting habitat, protecting communities from wildfire, conducting research and needs assessment, eradication of invasive and noxious weeds, and/or supporting hydrology programs.

Fiscal Year 2015: Not Applicable.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients of the financial assistance will provide work and training opportunities to young people and veterans in furtherance of the principles of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.

Activities can include outreach coordination, management of volunteer programs, improving recreation access, preserving/repairing/rebuilding public lands and structures, protecting habitat, protecting communities from wildfire, conducting research and needs assessment, eradication of invasive and noxious weeds, and supporting hydrology programs.

Grants and cooperative agreements are to be used consistent with approved projects.

Funds are set aside for discretionary activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility



DUNS number and CCR registration is required. Proof of non-profit status is required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants shall submit an application package in accordance with the requirements set forth in 43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12. Circular A-110, Subpart B-Pre-award requirements, section 215.12 Forms for Applying for Federal Assistance Does apply.

Award Procedures

Criteria and additional information will be posted on Grants.gov.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


DOI & Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2008, Title I, P.L. 110-161: § 125; 16 U.S.C. 1723 (c) Public Land Corps.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Information not available. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact headquarters for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.


Quarterly progress, expenditure, cash reports and performance monitoring reports are required.




In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


Records determined by the type of project recipient, in accordance with 43 CFR.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 Not Available(Exp: New Program); FY 14 est $1,800,000; and FY 15 est $1,000,000 - FY 16 estimate 1,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Smallest: $25,000 Largest: $1,800,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Mary Pletcer Office of the Secretary, 1849 C Street
, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3100

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Additional guidance will be provided at time of announcement.

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