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H.R. 2621: Forestry Education and Workforce Development Act of 2021


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 16, 2021.


Forestry Education and Workforce Development Act of 2021

This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants to eligible institutions to carry out forestry education and workforce development programs to prepare students for careers in forestry.

The amount of grant funds awarded each fiscal year to land grant colleges or universities shall be equal to the amount of grant funds awarded to other institutions of higher education and area career and technical education schools.

Enrollees in Civilian Conservation Centers may provide assistance in carrying out reforestation activities in priority areas, as determined by USDA.