STATUS: The LCCMR selected 71 projects to recommend to the 2014 Minnesota Legislature to collectively receive $29 million in funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations came from the LCCMR's 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 192 proposals requesting a total of approximately $111 million were received and considered through a competitive, multi-stage evaluation. The Legislature adopted all 71 of these project recommendations and they were signed into law by the Governor on 05/09/14 as M.L. 2014, Chapter 226. The Legislature added one additional project and it was signed into law by the Governor on 05/20/14 in M.L. 2014, Chapter 312, Section 8. For 2014 a total of 72 appropriations will be receiving $30,430,000.
Funding appropriations for 72 projects were adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor:
71 projects have been selected for funding recommendations to the 2014 Legislature. The recommendations have been introduced in the MN House as H.F. 1874 and the MN Senate as S.F. 1899.
Click here for information on the peer review process for recommended research projects.
PROPOSALS RECEIVED AND SELECTED TO PRESENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
192 proposals requesting a total of approximately $111.5 million were received by the LCCMR. Approximately $29.5 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is expected to be available for funding recommendations to the 2014 Legislature for projects to begin July 1, 2014.
On September 18, 2013, the LCCMR selected 94 proposals requesting a total of approximately $58.7 million to invite in to present before the Commission and receive further consideration on October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, and 17.
Proposal Presentation Schedule for October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, and 17.
Deadline to Submit: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION IS CLOSED.
Thank you for your interest in the LCCMR's 2014 Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission was 4:30 PM on 06/07/13 and has now passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted.
The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2014 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.
|DATE RANGE||ACTIVITY or EVENT|
|February 18 and February 25, 2013||- Funding priorities determined and 2014 RFP adopted.|
|March 4, 2013||- 2014 RFP issued.|
|June 3, 2013||- Last day to submit draft proposals for LCCMR staff review.|
|June 7, 2013||- Submission deadline for proposals responding to 2014 RFP.|
|Mid-August, 2013||- All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking.|
|September 18, 2013||- A subset of high-ranking proposals was selected for further consideration and invited to give presentations before the LCCMR.|
|October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, & 17, 2013||- Selected proposals present before the LCCMR.|
|October 22-23, 2013||- Subset of proposals is selected to recommend to the legislature for funding based on consistency with funding priorities and total dollars available.|
|November - December 2013||- Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work plans for LCCMR staff review.
- Research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review.
|December 10, 2013||- Funding recommendations were adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the legislature.|
|February-May, 2014||- 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.
|June 4, 2014||- LCCMR approves work plans for projects funded.|
|July 1, 2014||- Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin.|