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2018 Proposal & Funding Process - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

2018 Proposal & Funding Process

STATUS: 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.

Check the LCCMR schedule for the most up-to-date information on important process dates.


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2018 Request for Proposal (RFP)

2018 RFP: Download PDF

STANDARD DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 4:30 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017
DRAFT DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017

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).

2018 Process Timeline

The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2017 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.


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