The OSMRE/AmeriCorps Program authority to award this Cooperative Agreement is found in the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended; Public Law 95-87; 91 Stat.
445-532; Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005, Public Law 109-154 as amended in the National
Park Service Centennial Act, Public Law 114-289; and Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Internship Programs outlined by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-74, H.R.
2055 Division E Title I Section 121, and 16 U.S.C.
The OSMRE/AmeriCorps Program is designed to partner with non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) eligible applicants that have access to AmeriCorps State and National (hereinafter referred to as AmeriCorps) positions through partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, or other intermediary organization, to administer the OSMRE/AmeriCorps Program.
The OSMRE/AmeriCorps Program was developed to provide an opportunity for OSMRE to increase its engagement with young people with university or vocational degrees.
Recipients of OSMRE/AmeriCorps Program financial assistance will support an innovative partnership, working directly with OSMRE in the following areas:
(1) community and environmental reclamation, (2) community environmental stewardship, (3) economic improvement, (4) educational opportunities, (5) research, (6) geographic information systems, (7) mapping, and more.
The program places recent graduates from colleges, universities and/or vocational schools as AmeriCorps Members in OSMRE Headquarters, Regional and Field Offices to service for a period of up to two years to gain experience working at OSMRE and the Federal government.
An AmeriCorps Member is an individual who engages in national service through an activity approved by the Corporation for National and Community Service, or an intermediate organization.
Members receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving.
Upon successful completion of their service, Members may earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that Members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.