STATUS: On July 11 and November 28, 2012, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) selected 46 proposals to be recommended to the 2013 MN Legislature to collectively receive $38.2 million in funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations came from the LCCMR's 2012-2013 Request for Proposal process in which 169 proposals requesting a total of approximately $155 million were received. These recommendations range from full funding for the full proposal and dollar amount requested to partial funding for specific proposal elements and partial dollar amounts requested. On March 4, 2013, the LCCMR funding recommendations were introduced in the House and Senate. The Legislature adopted all 46 of these project recommendations and added one additional project. All 47 appropriations were signed into law by the Governor on 05/09/13 as M.L. 2013, Chapter 52.
Funding appropriations for 47 projects were adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor:
PROPOSALS RECEIVED AND SELECTED TO PRESENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
169 proposals requesting a total of approximately $155 million were received by the LCCMR. Approximately $34 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is currently expected to be available for funding recommendations to the 2013 Legislature for projects to begin July 1, 2013.
On June 5, 2012, the LCCMR selected 65* proposals requesting a total of approximately $73 million to invite in to present before the Commission and receive further consideration on June 19, 20, 27, and 28. [*Note: 65 proposals consists of 57 individual proposals plus 1 partnership proposal (Metro Conservation Corridors, #064-D) containing a total of 8 individual sub-proposals: 57+8=65.]
Proposal Presentation Schedule for June 19, 20, 27, and 28.
Deadline to Submit: 4:30 p.m., Friday April 6, 2012 - PROPOSAL SUBMISSION IS CLOSED.
Some additional information pertaining to proposal requirements and evaluation criteria is available below.
The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2012-2013 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.
|DATE RANGE||ACTIVITY or EVENT|
|November 17 and December 7, 2011||- Funding priorities determined and 2012-2013 RFP adopted.|
|December 9, 2011||- 2012-2013 RFP issued.|
|April 2, 2012||- Last day to submit draft proposals for LCCMR staff review.|
|April 6, 2012||- Submission deadline for proposals responding to 2012-2013 RFP.|
|May 2012||- All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking.|
|June 5-6, 2012||- A subset of high-ranking proposals is selected for further consideration and invited to give presentations before the LCCMR.|
|June 19, 20, 27, 28, 2012||- Selected proposals present before the LCCMR.|
|July 11, 2012||- Subset of proposals is selected to recommend to the legislature for funding based on consistency with funding priorities and total dollars available.|
|August-October 2012||- Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work programs for LCCMR staff review.
- Research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review.
|November 28, 2012||- Funding recommendations are adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the legislature.|
|January-May, 2013||- LCCMR recommendations presented to the legislature for consideration via introduction as an appropriations bill.
- Bill is considered and acted upon by the Minnesota House and Senate.
- Upon passage, the bill goes before the governor to be signed into law.
(Specific dates to be announced)
|- LCCMR approves work programs for projects funded.|
|July 1, 2013||- Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin.|