Youth Conservation Corps Commission: Youth Conservation Corps Commission ProjectsDeadline: August 4, 2015
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program employs young persons in public projects that conserve New Mexico’s natural resources and provide community benefits. YCC projects must be completed in six months or less, and must result in a specific identifiable product or service that otherwise would not be accomplished with existing funds; cannot duplicate the Offeror’s routine services or functions; and must provide a work and learning program in which Corps members learn environmental awareness and work skills.
Proposed projects must:
- Preserve, maintain, and enhance natural resources
- Rehabilitate and improve cultural, historic sites, libraries, museums, parks, parkways, refuges, trails, zoos, and other recreational and natural areas
- Improve use and access of recreational areas and parks
- Assist with emergency operations
- Beautify, improve, and restore urban areas
- Renovate community facilities
- Reinforce the “Keep New Mexico Beautiful” campaign
- Provide disaster relief, increase energy conservation/recycling, improve fire prevention, beautify New Mexico highways, upgrade public lands and facilities, revitalize urban areas, or further goals of community renewal or protection and enhancement of natural resources
Projects must take place on public lands, waters, or structures that are: 1) located within New Mexico under the Offeror’s jurisdiction or in accordance with a written agreement between the Offeror and the agency that has jurisdiction; 2) owned or administered by a non-profit entity or Native American tribe; or 3) owned or administered by a non-profit organization or Native American tribe in accordance with a written agreement between the Offeror and the non-profit entity or Native American tribe. Projects must be in New Mexico, open to the public, and have a public value or benefit.
Offerors must provide educational opportunities that enhance Corps members’ educational abilities and attitudes, including but not limited to basic education, literacy, and high school or equivalency diplomas as aligned to the New Mexico Benchmarks.
Amount: A total of $3,900,000 will be equally distributed for projects in two categories: 1) Projects located in urban Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) (urban counties); and 2) Projects located in rural counties.
Eligibility: Local units of government, state agencies, federal agencies, federally-recognized Native
American tribes, and nonprofit organizations, duly registered with the Office of the Attorney General, may apply.