For YCC Corps Members

Corps Member Survey: Corps members must fill out an online survey at the conclusion of their project. Your project leader can give you the project key you use to sign in. This helps the YCC to track your accumulated time as a corps member that leads to YCC benefits.

Benefits for Service
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Commission offers a $1,500 educational tuition voucher OR a $500 cash compensation to YCC corps members who have worked on a YCC project for 12 months (48 weeks) within a 48 month period (4 years).  The YCC Commission may offer a prorated amount based on a minimum of 32 weeks worked.

YCC will contact corps members and their project sponsors at the conclusion of every project year in late autumn to inform them of their eligibility and instructions on how to claim their benefit. Eligible corps members will have to fill out a substitute W-9 form. Instructions on how to fill out the W-9 are here: HowtofilloutaW-9form.

Cash Reimbursement: Corps members who opt to receive the cash compensation will receive one lump-sum payment.

Educational Voucher: The educational voucher is valid for two years and must be used at a New Mexico institution of higher education. This includes accredited universities, colleges, community colleges, vocational schools and on-line education associated with an accredited New Mexico institution of higher education.

Eligible expenses include tuition, fees, textbooks, software, calculators, lab supplies and classroom supplies such as paper, toner cartridges, and other similar items.

Non-eligible expenses include computers, personal expenses, transportation, residential rent, and food.

Corps members will be required to submit copies of receipts and proof of payment for associated purchases.


Taos Land Trust Corps member 2019
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