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Youth Conservation Corps Awards Grants

By Santa Fe YCC

Santa Fe, NM – The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Commission recently awarded
32 grants, totaling $3.4 million, to projects that enhance New Mexico’s natural resources and urban
environments and employ New Mexico’s youth. The projects selected from throughout the state begin
January 2018 and are funded through Governmental Gross Receipts Tax revenue.

“Through these projects, the YCC enables hard-working youthful citizens to better the rural and urban communities where they live,” said Youth Conservation Corps Commission Chair Wanda Bowman.
“I’ve interacted directly with participants and community leaders, and the depth of these projects is impressive.”

More than 700 requests for proposals were sent out to local government agencies, school districts,
U.S.D.A. Forest Service districts, National Park Service offices, state agencies, Native American
tribes and non-profit organizations. The Commission received 42 proposals.
Awards will be made to the following projects:

Since 1992, the YCC has provided more than 16,000 jobs to New Mexico’s youth between the ages of 14 and 25.

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