In FY 2014, NFWF was selected by the Department of the Interior (DOI) to manage its 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC)
youth grant program. The program is a partnership with private companies – including American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola Foundation, The North Face, Camelbak, Capital Records and others – to support employment opportunities with youth and veterans that benefit our nation’s public lands. In this first year, $530,000 was awarded to 23 projects that are expected to engage 160 youth and 10 veterans. NFWF also administers Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program grants, which were announced by the Secretary of the Interior in May. A total of $102.7 million was leveraged into more than $175 million through 54 projects that will develop science-based solutions to restore wetlands and other natural areas, better manage stormwater using green infrastructure, and help states, tribes and local communities protect themselves from major storms.