S.1993 - 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 08/05/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/17/2016 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1993 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/05/2015)
21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2015
This bill establishes a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) that provides work and training opportunities for youth and veterans in certain federal agencies. Work and training provided in 21CSC must involve:
- protecting, restoring, and enhancing natural, cultural, and historical resources and treasures, including public and tribal land or water;
- supporting outdoor recreation and urban green spaces;
- restoring and safeguarding U.S. natural resources; or
- service that is primarily indoors with a clear benefit for natural, cultural, or historic resources or treasures.
Participating federal agencies may develop public-private partnerships with organizations to support and carry out 21CSC projects.
Participating federal agencies must compensate 21CSC participants with a wage, a stipend, a living allowance, or an educational credit at a participating institution of higher education.
Participating federal agencies must also provide participants with: (1) job skill development; (2) community skill development to help participants acquire an ethic of service to others and become more effective resource and community stewards; and (3) a greater understanding of U.S. natural, cultural, or historic resources or treasures.