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Biden Administration Proposes New Civilian Climate Corps [May 3, 2021]   [open pdf - 634KB]

From the Document: "On January 27, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008, [hyperlink] 'Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.' Among its various provisions, the order directs the Secretary of the Interior, in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture and the heads of other relevant agencies, to submit a strategy to create a Civilian Climate Corps Initiative 'within existing appropriations.' The order further directs that such an initiative should 'aim to conserve and restore public lands and waters, bolster community resilience, increase reforestation, increase carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector, protect biodiversity, improve access to recreation, and address the changing climate.' In March 2021, the Biden Administration included a recommendation for a $10 billion investment in the Civilian Climate Corps Initiative as part of the White House's American Jobs Plan [hyperlink] proposal. The Administration's initial topline FY2022 discretionary budget request [hyperlink] for the Department of the Interior (DOI) included $200 million for the initiative for the next fiscal year; additional funding information may be made available later."

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CRS Insight, IN11654
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2021-05-03
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