The Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency partnership was expanding in fiscal year 2015 to include a stronger focus on metrics and evaluation. The Department of the Interior (DOI) provided $18 million to support efforts to develop and implement socioeconomic metrics, evaluate program outcomes, and develop lesson learned material associated with the 54 grants approved in 2014. NFWF continued to work with DOI to manage its 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
program. Additional support was received from American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola Foundation, and American Express to support employment opportunities for youth and veterans that benefit our nation’s public lands.