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M.L. 2010 Proposal & Funding Process - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

M.L. 2010 Proposal & Funding Process

M.L. 2010 Project Appropriations

Funding appropriations for 49 projects have been adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and subsequently have been presented to the Governor.

Project Appropriations Summary of appropriations and expected outcomes

2010 Proposals Received and Selected to Present

240 proposals requesting a total of approximately $163.8 million were received. Approximately $26 million is available for 2010 funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund - thus requests exceeded dollars available by a ratio of more than 6:1. After full consideration of all proposals received, on 10/14/09 the LCCMR made funding recommendations for 48 projects.

240 Proposals 48 Proposals with recommendations

2010 Request for Proposal (RFP)

2010 RFP

2010 Process Timeline

The proposal and funding process timeline for the 2010 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.

DATE RANGE ACTIVITY or EVENT
January 16, 2009 Funding priorities were determined and 2010 RFP was adopted.
- RFP adopted and issued
February 11, 2009 2010 RFP issued
May 1, 2009 Submission deadline for proposals responding to 2010 RFP
June 2009 All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking
July 14 & 28, 2009 A selection of high ranking proposals proposals were chosen for further consideration and invited in to present before the Commission. 85 of the 238 proposals received were selected
September 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, and October 1, 2009 Selected proposals present before the LCCMR
October 13-14, 2009 Subset of proposals is selected to recommend to the legislature for funding based on consistency with funding priorities and total dollars available
November 17-18, 2009 Funding recommendations are adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the legislature
November-December, 2009 Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work programs for LCCMR staff review
Research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review
February-May, 2010 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 3, 2010
(Specific dates to be announced)
- LCCMR approves work programs for projects funded.
July 1, 2010 Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin
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