Pennsylvania Conservation Corps Projects Program Is Accepting Applications From Local Governments

(HARRISBURG) – – The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps is accepting applications from local governments for 2011 projects, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Chairman of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee.

“The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps is one of the best programs offered by the Department of Labor and Industry,” said Senator Gordner.  “Corps members gain valuable work experience and local governments get top-notch work at a great price.”

The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps offers work experience and educational opportunities to unemployed young adults who undertake public improvement projects in the Commonwealth.  Senator Gordner said the General Assembly approved a ten year renewal of the program in the previous legislative session.

Local governments may apply to the Department of Labor and Industry for approval of projects that are related to conservation, recreation, historical preservation, graffiti removal and repair of institutional vandalism.  Applications are being accepted until January 7, 2011.  Municipalities must provide a match of 25 percent of the project costs.