The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cooperation with its federal partners, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (FS), and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announce a new initiative to connect youth to the outdoors by providing financial support for youth conservation job training programs.
Approximately $1 million is being provided by BLM and FS to support matching grants nationwide. The initiative brings together public and private partners to support organizations that are developing innovative conservation job opportunities for youth which expose young people, particularly urban and minority youth, to the natural world and career opportunities available in conservation. Competitive projects will deliver measurable conservation outcomes that involves an America's Great Outdoors priority or signature project, a NFWF Keystone Initiative and/or a direct partnership with BLM and/or FS unit.
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