Poarch Creek Tribal Youth Conservation Corps Program

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Other Workforce Development and Job Creation Education and Outreach Programmatic

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity Other

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 (Ucompliant). 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 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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Department of Commerce (DOC), State of Alabama

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 596
Project Name: Poarch Creek Tribal Youth Conservation Corps Program
SourceUID: EGID2
Latitude: 31.10122731
Longitude: -87.55602268
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Unknown
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Other Workforce Development and Job Creation
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Programmatic
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Other
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Department of Commerce (DOC), State of Alabama
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.restorethegulf.gov/sites/default/files/FPL_forDec9Vote_Errata_04-07-2016.pdf#page=254
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 100000
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 100000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 6
Total Amount Leveraged: 0