The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced $1.4 million in spending as part of President Obama’s Summer Jobs+ program, saying the money will go to hire 500 young people, “particularly urban and minority youth,” to work on government projects over the coming summer.

An additional $2.3 million will be added from private partners working with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for a total of $3.7 million.

“This public-private partnership will help bring young people from diverse backgrounds and urban areas to the public lands for meaningful employment opportunities, mentorships, and the joy of the great outdoors,” National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Executive Director Jeff Trandahl said in a press release on May 25.