STATUS: The LCCMR selected 89 projects to recommend to the 2016 Minnesota Legislature to collectively receive $46.3 million in funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations came from the LCCMR's 2016 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 186 proposals requesting a total of approximately $131 million were received, and considered through a competitive, multi-stage evaluation. The Legislature adopted 79 of the recommendations, including 73 without any changes and 6 at a decreased or increased dollar amount; dropped 10 of the recommendations; and added 7 new appropriations for a total of 86 appropriations. On 05/31/16, 79 of the appropriations, totaling $37,909,000, were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2016, Chapter 186 and 7 appropriations, totaling $8,428,000, were line-item vetoed.
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Funding appropriations for 79 projects were adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor:
At its meeting on October 20, 2015, the LCCMR selected 89 proposals for its preliminary 2016 funding recommendations totaling $45.4 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). The recommendations are the result of the LCCMR's 2016 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 186 proposals requesting a total of approximately $131 million were received and considered through a competitive, multi-stage evaluation process. The 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. The LCCMR will meet in December to finalize its funding recommendations package before the recommendations are submitted to the 2016 Minnesota Legislature for review and approval.
PROPOSALS RECEIVED AND SELECTED TO PRESENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
186 proposals requesting a total of approximately $130.9 million were received in response to the RFP by the deadline of May 11, 2015. Approximately $46.3 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is expected to be available for funding recommendations to the 2016 Legislature for projects to begin July 1, 2016. On September 16 the LCCMR selected 97 proposals requesting a total of approximately $70.4 million to invite in for a presentation before the LCCMR for further consideration. Proposal presentations are scheduled for September 29 and 30 and October 1, 6, 7, and 8.
Deadline to Submit: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION IS CLOSED.
Thank you for your interest in the LCCMR's 2016 Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission was 4:30 PM on 05/11/15 and has now passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted.
The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2016 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.
|DATE RANGE||ACTIVITY or EVENT|
|November 19 & December 9, 2014||- Funding priorities were determined and 2016 RFP was adopted.|
|December 16, 2014||- 2015 RFP issued.|
|May 1, 2015||- Last day to submit draft proposals for LCCMR staff review.|
|May 11, 2015||- Submission deadline for proposals responding to 2016 RFP.|
|Summer, 2015||- All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking.|
|September 16-17, 2015||- A subset of high-ranking proposals selected for further consideration and invited to give presentations before the LCCMR.|
|September 29 & 30 and October 1, 6, 7, & 8, 2015||- Selected proposals present before the LCCMR.|
|October 20-21, 2015||- Subset of proposals selected to recommend to the legislature for funding based on consistency with funding priorities and total dollars available.|
|November - January 2015||- Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work plans for LCCMR staff review.
- Research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review.
|December 2 & 10, 2015||- Funding recommendations are adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the legislature.|
|January-May, 2016||- 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 TBD, 2016||- LCCMR approves work plans for projects funded.|
|July 1, 2016||- Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin.|