STATUS: 217 proposals were received by the May 15, 2017 deadline and the extended July 15, 2017 deadline for proposals deleted by the 2017 Legislature requesting a total of approximately $183 million in response to the 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP). Approximately $45.7 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is expected to be available for funding recommendations to the 2018 Legislature for projects to begin July 1, 2018. NOTE: $5,089,000 of FY19 ENRTF funds were appropriated by the 2017 Legislature. On September 13-14, the LCCMR is scheduled to select a subset of proposals to receive further consideration and to invite to present before the Commission. Proposal presentations for those invited are scheduled to occur September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4 and 5 - dates are as needed depending on the number of proposals selected to present to the Commission. Check the LCCMR scheduled for the most up-to-date information on important process dates.
PROPOSALS RECEIVED AND SELECTED TO PRESENT THUS FAR CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
217 proposals requesting a total of approximately $183 million were received. This RFP process is for funding available beginning July 1, 2018. For this funding cycle, approximately $45 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is available to recommend for project funding. The LCCMR reviewed, evaluated, and ranked all proposals received. On September 13 the LCCMR selected 101 proposals requesting a total of approximately $120.4 million to invite in for a presentation before the LCCMR for further consideration. Proposal presentations are scheduled for September 26, 27, and 28 and October 3, 4, and 5.
2018 RFP: Download PDF
The LCCMR's 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund was issued on December 21, 2016. This RFP is for funds to become available on July 1, 2018. Draft proposals are due by 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Proposals are due by 4:30 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017. Click above to download a PDF of the RFP. Visit the M.L. 2018 Proposal & Funding Process page for more information or for updates on activities and schedules. Below are links to the online submission form and downloadable templates for required proposal sections (see the RFP for more information).
The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2018 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.
|DATE RANGE||ACTIVITY or EVENT|
|December 6, 2016||- Funding priorities were determined and 2018 RFP was adopted.|
|December 21, 2016||- 2018 RFP issued.|
|May 4, 2017||- Last day to submit draft proposals for LCCMR staff review.|
|May 15, 2017||- Standard submission deadline for proposals responding to 2018 RFP.|
|Summer/Fall 2017||- All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking.|
|September 13-14, 2017||- A subset of high-ranking proposals selected for further consideration and invited to give presentations before the LCCMR.|
|September 26, 27 & 28 and October 3, 4 & 5, 2017||- Selected proposals present before the LCCMR.|
|October 2017||- Subset of proposals selected to recommend to the legislature for funding based on consistency with funding priorities and total dollars available.|
|October - December 2017||- Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work plans for LCCMR staff review.
- Research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review.
|November 30 and December 5 & 14, 2017||- Funding recommendations are adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the legislature.|
|January-May, 2018||- 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 2018||- LCCMR approves work plans for projects funded.|
|July 1, 2018||- Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin.|