Neguse secures down payment for its Climate Conservation Corps under government funding scheme

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March 15, 2022

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse announced today that he has secured a deposit of nearly $20 million for his Climate Conservation Corps proposal under the government funding package signed into law by President Biden today.

“For communities in my district that have experienced relentless and historic wildfires, investments in our forests and wildfire mitigation are absolutely critical. That’s why we’ve been pushing a proposal for nearly two years to launch a civilian climate body and put people to work on our public lands, restore our forests and fight the climate crisis,” said Congressman Joe Neguse, Chairman of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. “Since announcing the proposal, we have informed everyone who will listen of the benefits of this idea to our communities at home and across the United States. The $20 million included in the omnibus is a down payment on that vision, to begin building infrastructure, investing in skills training, and putting in place the structure of that proposal. Beginning this work now will prove critical as we strive to fully fund the program through President Biden’s vision to build a better America.

The text of the committee’s report also calls on the Ministries of Interior and Agriculture to provide a written plan, within 90 days of the enactment of this Act, of how CCC funding will be used, as well as a breakdown of funding and a list of existing programs or partners.

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