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USDA and Partners Invest $11M in 21st Century Conservation Service Corps

USDA logoWASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 – As National Get Outdoors Month begins, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Forest Service and partners have invested over $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands in fiscal year 2016.

The Forest Service and partners make investments in 21CSC throughout the year. Today’s announcement includes national and regional Forest Service investments of $6.5 million with additional partner investments of $3.7 million in funding. The National Forest Foundation has also leveraged an additional $1.5 million for 21CSC projects so far in 2016.

Today’s announcement provides support for opportunities for hands-on service in opportunities across America. To see a brief description of each project, its location, and the name of the 21CSC Member Program facilitating each project: Click to view spreadsheet.

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