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Gulf of Mexico Habitat Restoration via Conservation Corps Partnerships/Youth Conservation Corps 2

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior (DOI)


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan


Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Other Workforce Development and Job Creation

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Working closely with Tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs will support the creation of Tribal Youth Conservation Corps in the Gulf region. Participants will benefit from employment opportunities working on conservation and restoration projects that also incorporate lessons in environmental education, history and culture. The program will not only help restore the Gulf but also provide meaningful job opportunities for youth, create powerful connections to nature and help prepare the next generation of environmental stewards. The original FPL 1 approved award for this project was amended by a Council vote in February 2020 to add an additional $300,000.00 to this project.


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Project Partners

Chitamacha, Choctow, Poarch, Miccosukee, Seminole Tribes

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