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Chitamacha Tribal Youth Conservation Corps Program

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)


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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

This program will establish a regional workforce-training program to benefit local communities and support longterm Gulf coast restoration implementation. Individuals trained under the program will help to execute priority restoration projects selected for funding and implementation under Deepwater Horizon-related recovery programs, including other activities funded in the FPL. GCCC workers will work only on projects or activities that are in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations (ôcompliantö). GCCC benefits include recruiting and training local workers (particularly youth, veterans, and displaced workers) in a variety of habitat restoration techniques and providing paid, hands-on work experience in on-the-ground restoration projects. These jobs vary depending upon the scope of the project, but can include operators, machinists, welders, surveyors, and a variety of laborers, scientists, and managers. The GCCC Program will have two primary activities û the first overseen by DOC/NOAA and tailored to the unique needs and communities of each State, and the second overseen by DOI/Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) focused on tribal youth. DOI/BIA will work with the Federally Recognized Tribes within the Gulf Region to engage tribal youth in support of environmental restoration and implementation of projects selected by the Council. The GCCC Program will leverage existing partnerships among Federal, state, academic and non-profit organizations and provide opportunities for local citizens to gain part of the knowledge, skills and training necessary for implementation and management of restoration projects.


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Project Partners

Department of Commerce (DOC), State of Louisiana

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