ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state’s Youth Conservation Corps Commission has awarded 32 grants worth a total of $3.4 million for projects to enhance natural resources and urban environments and to employ New Mexico’s youth.
The projects – selected from more than 700 requests from local government agencies, tribes, nonprofits and school districts – are paid for with gross receipts tax revenue, the commission said in a news release.
“Through these projects, the YCC enables hard-working youthful citizens to better the rural and urban communities where they live,” said Youth Conservation Corps Commission Chair Wanda Bowman in a statement. “I’ve interacted directly with participants and community leaders, and the depth of these projects is impressive.”
Awards will be made to the following entities: