2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
Youth Conservation Corps

Item 363 #2h

Item 363 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2019 $623,000 FY2020 $623,000 GF

Page 401, line 16, strike "$63,895,919" and insert "$64,518,919".
Page 401, line 16, strike "$67,793,291" and insert "$68,416,291".

Page 403, after line 5, insert:

"K. Included in the amounts for this item is $623,000 the first year and $623,000 the second year from the general fund to sponsor 25 Youth Corps programs in state parks each summer."


(This amendment provides $623,000 from the general fund each year to establish stable funding to sponsor 25 Youth Corps programs in state parks each summer. This would allow the program to serve all 38 parks. Each program consists of teams of ten youth ages 14-17 and three leaders. The Youth Conservation Corps is a unique 3 week residential work program that focuses on environmental stewardship, youth achievement, community service and outdoor recreation. Youth are given a fully immersive environment where they can truly begin to learn about themselves and the world around them. Youth Conservation Corps Day program, a companion program, targets at-risk teens. DCR partners with a non-profit or government entity to select appropriate members and find leaders trained to work with youth in both programs. The crews perform valuable park projects that usually consist of a resource management project, trail work and a long standing project that they can bring friends to years after their participation in the program. This year DCR received 700 applications for 180 slots.)