21st Century Conservation Service Corps


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

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
DOI & Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2008, Title 1, P.L. 110-161: 125; 16 U.S.C. 1723, Public Land Corps.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
UEI number and CCR registration is required. Proof of non-profit status is required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Criteria and additional information will be posted on Grants.gov.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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?
Performance Reports: Quarterly performance monitoring reports are required.
Not applicable.
Records determined by the type of project recipient, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Information not available. Contact headquarters for more information. Megan Olsen Department of the Interior 1849 C. Street NW, Room 4257, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: megan_olsen@ios.doi.govPhone: 202-513-0692
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Megan Olsen
Department of the Interior
1849 C. Street NW, Room 4257
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: 202-513-0692
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$47,000.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; - Budget Fiscal Year 2024 estimate based on prior year appropriations and expenditures.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Smallest: $25,000 Largest: $1,800,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Conservation Legacy supported up to 24 VISTAs on 12 DOI sites.
Fiscal Year 2018 As many as 24 VISTAs will be supported on 12 DOI sites through end of contract term on 8/7/2018.
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available
Fiscal Year 2023 Although project have not been funded to date, it is anticipated that future funding will provide young people and veterans with opportunities.


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