Youth Conservation Services


To further training and educational opportunities at water resources development projects under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with non-Federal public and nonprofit entities for services relating to natural resources conservation or recreation management.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of The Army, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2021 Provided environmental stewardship interns for wildlife monitoring and forest monitoring in the Rivers Project Office, MO.; Natural resource management education and training of botanically sophisticated restoration workers outreach to local schools to benefit natural resource goals with the Walama Restorations Project; and Kennedy High School habitat restoration.
Water Resources Development Act of 2000, Title 33, Part 2339, Section 213(a), Public Law -, 33 U.S.C. 2339, Statute 114,2593
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Documentation that an organization's purpose is strongly related or solely for the purpose of youth/student/veteran education in an conservation oriented environment. Proof of past performance in the areas of resource management, conservation, recreation management, visitor services and cultural resources and assistance to youth. Proof of non-profit status is required. Each organization submitting an application will be required to follow the registration requirements in advance of submitting an application.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Portions of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Adminstrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply in accordance with 2 CFR 1103.100. The Department of Defense Grants and Cooperative Agreements Regulations apply.
Award Procedure
The Government will perform an initial review to determine that the applicant is (1) eligible in accordance with the announcement; (2) all information required by the announcement has been submitted; and (3) all mandatory requirements are satisfied. The specific review and award criteria are identified in the announcement.
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?
Criteria for selection proposals will be provided in the the opportunity announcement on
How may assistance be used?
Provide young adults and veterans with real life work experiences in the stewardship of the environment in all fifty states by offering opportunities for education, leadership and personal development to the Recipient’s participants, while providing a high quality public service in natural resources/recreation management and conservation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The recipient will conduct a quantitative evaluation, qualitative feedback and voluntarily disclosed demographic information from Recipient members and USACE. Recipient will monitor performance, trouble-shoot problem areas, and create solutions for future recruitment activities
Not applicable.
Recipients will maintain records and, when required participate in audits, in accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200 et seq (2 CFR Subpart F for audits) as applicable through 2 CFR 1103.100 and any applicable regulations contained in the Department of Defense Grants and Cooperative Agreements Regulations.
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
Individual requirements will specified in the coopeative agreement issued by the Grants Officer. Written notice of award will be given in conjunction with issuance of a cooperative agreement signed by a Grants Officer. The cooperative agreement will contain the effective date of the agreement, the period of performance, funding information, and all terms and conditions. The Recipient is required to sign and return the document before work under the agreement commences.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Aglae Cantave
441 G. Street. NW

Washington, DC 20314-1000 US
Phone: 202-761-8646
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$2,441,784.00; FY 23 est $2,685,961.00; FY 24 est $2,685,961.00; FY 21$2,112,100.00; FY 20$103,000.00; FY 19$33,000.00; FY 18$3,124,127.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$18,000 - $2M
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 FLTP Data Collection at Corps Facilities: The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, intends to enter into a single cooperative agreement with a non-profit organization that will provide expertise related to developing, verifying, and improving spatial data representing recreation and transportation facilities in the Portland, Tulsa, Ft. Worth, Vicksburg, Mobile, Wilmington, St. Louis and Louisville Districts. The Corps of Engineers will use the data collected to create a product that meets the management needs of key business lines and programs within the USACE that utilize different internal databases. This opportunity positions the USACE to be eligible for Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP)funding, which is used for road and parking lot maintenance improvements on Federally-owned land.
Fiscal Year 2020 Natural Resources Training and Education at Mill Creek and Tr- Rivers.
Fiscal Year 2021 Natural Resources Management Education and Training of Area Youth at Fern Ridge Lake, Eugene.


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