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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DOI & Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2008, Title I, P.L. 110-161: § 125; 16 U.S.C. 1723 (c) Public Land Corps.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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.
Criteria and additional information will be posted on Grants.gov.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
Additional guidance will be provided at time of announcement.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Required. Quarterly progress, expenditure, cash reports and performance monitoring reports are required. Required. 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.
Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Mary Pletcer Office of the Secretary, 1849 C Street
, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3100
(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
Examples 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.