Working Lands Climate Corps Application

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Street Address

Page 2 - Project Location

Please provide the location (city, state, and county) of your proposed project. For projects with multiple locations, select "add another project location" for additional sites.
Project Location

Page 3 - Member Information

Working Lands Climate Corps members will be enrolled as AmeriCorps members to provide them with a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their term of service.

Members may be enrolled in terms of varying lengths. Term types are:
  • Minimum Time (300 hours)
  • Quarter Time (450 hours)
  • Reduced Half Time (675 hours)
  • Half Time (900 hours)
  • Full Time (1,700 hours)
Members may not engage in prohibited activities as described in the Request for Proposals.

The Corps Network will provide training and technical assistance to applicants with limited or no prior experience with managing and supervising AmeriCorps members.

Please provide the proposed number of members to be hosted by your organization for each term type.

Page 4 - Project Description

Anticipated Project Start Date
Please provide a description of your proposed project.

In your narrative, please address the following questions: 
  • How does the scope of work support the delivery of climate-smart conservation assistance to address natural resource concerns?
  • Will the proposed work be done directly through the delivery of NRCS conservation programs or through a separate program that is aligned with NRCS Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry conservation practice standards? How will the proposed work support the NRCS mission, climate goals, and programs?
  • If the applicant will contribute matching funds from a non-Federal program, please describe how the work will complement NRCS programming.
  • What activities will WLCC members conduct to support the expansion of climate-smart agriculture?
  • How will WLCC members expand your organization's existing on-the-ground capacity to support Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry practices?
  • Is the applicant currently based in and serving the community where the project is located? What are the organization’s plans to ensure that the organization is integrated into the local service area?

Page 5 - Member Training and Development

Please describe your proposed member recruitment and training plan. 

In your narrative, please address the following questions:
  • How will you identify and recruit the WLCC member(s)? Will the member(s) be recruited from the service/project area? If not, how will the program ensure that the members are integrated into the communities where they are serving?

  • What are the learning goals for the WLCC member(s)?
  • How will the proposed training plan help achieve those goals? Please describe both on-the-job training and structured/formal training that will be offered.
  • How will the WLCC member(s) be supported and supervised?
  • How will the WLCC member(s) expand the organization's existing capacity level?

Page 6 - Environmental Justice Impact

Page 7 - Budget and Narrative

Provide a Project Budget to include direct and indirect project costs using the template provided. The budget should include a brief narrative in the Description column that explains the assumptions used to develop the budget which provides some justification for the cost and how each line item helps to meet the project deliverables.

Download Budget Template

Page 8 - Additional Documents

Please provide up to three (3) letters of support from community partners, collaborators, or other stakeholders for your proposed project. Upload individual letters separately.