The Children’s Forest is accepting proposals for projects that connect underserved youth in Central Oregon to public lands through conservation education, service projects, or career pathways initiatives. Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) funds are special regional initiative funds of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service. The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, via the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon (CFCO), have allocated $35,000 for projects with Children’s Forest partners. Up to $5,000 is available for each project.
Proposals are due by December 17, with an optional feedback window from December 2-6.
View the full RFP here.