On May 20, 2018 the legislature adopted 65 LCCMR recommendations, including three with reduced amounts, one with an increased amount, and two added appropriations. On May 30, 2018, 67 appropriations totaling $45,828,000 were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2018, Chapter 214, Article 4 and Article 6, for appropriations in FY18 ($89,000) and FY19 ($45,739,000). The appropriations are the result of the LCCMR's 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 217 proposals requesting a total of approximately $183 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.
Funding appropriations for 67 projects were adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor:
At its meetings on October 17, 2017, the LCCMR selected 66 projects (Allocation Spreadsheet) (Recommendations) for its 2018 funding recommendations totaling $45.3 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). The recommendations are the result of the LCCMR's 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 217 proposals requesting a total of approximately $183 million were received and considered through a competitive, multi-stage evaluation process. The recommendations range from funding the full proposal and dollar amount requested to partial funding for specific proposal elements. The LCCMR will meet in November and December to finalize its funding recommendations package before the recommendations are submitted to the 2018 Minnesota Legislature to consider for funding. Visit the M.L. 2018 Proposal & Funding Process page for more information or for updates on activities and schedules.
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.|