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2019 Proposal & Funding Process - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

2019 Proposal & Funding Process

2019 Project Recommendations

For the FY2020 and FY2021 biennium, approximately $61 million, minus debt service per M.L. 2018, Chp. 214, Art. 6, Sec. 4, is available each year for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. As of July 18, 2018 the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has selected 68 projects totaling $53,696,000 to recommend to the 2019 Minnesota Legislature for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). The recommendations are the result of the LCCMR's 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 273 proposals requesting a total of approximately $191 million were received and considered through a competitive, multi‐stage evaluation. The recommendations range from funding the full proposal and dollar amount requested to partial funding for specific proposal elements.

2019 Project Recommendations

2019 Proposals Received

For the FY 2020 and FY 2021 biennium (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021), approximately $61 million is available each year for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. As of April 11, 2018, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) received 273 proposals requesting a total of approximately $191 million. This RFP process is for funding beginning July 1, 2019.

LCCMR reviews and evaluates all proposals against their 10 adopted evaluation criteria. On June 5, members selected a subset of 110 high-ranking proposals to invite for presentation before the LCCMR on June 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 in order to receive further consideration. On July 17-18, LCCMR then makes final selection and funding allocation decisions. These selected projects are presented to the 2019 Minnesota Legislature as the official LCCMR recommendations for spending from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Proposals Received Proposals Selected for Presentation

2019 Request for Proposal (RFP)

DRAFT DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4:30 PM
STANDARD DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4:30 PM

Thank you for your interest in the LCCMR's 2018 Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission of proposals was 4:30 PM on 04/11/18 and has now passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted.

The LCCMR's 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund was issued on January 3, 2018. This RFP is for funds to become available on July 1, 2019. Draft proposals are due by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Proposals are due by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

2019 RFP

Below are links to the online submission form and downloadable templates for required proposal sections (see the RFP for more information).

Information Session on LCCMR's 2019 RFP

The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) held an online informational session Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:30 am for those interested in learning more about applying for funds in response to its 2019 Request for Proposals. The presentation and a recording of the webinar are now available:

RFP Presentation RFP Presentation

2019 Process Timeline

The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2019 RFP is detailed below. Check the LCCMR schedule for the most up-to-date information on important process dates.

DATE RANGE ACTIVITY or EVENT
January 3, 2018 Issue 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP)
February 7, 2018 Information Session on LCCMR's 2019 RFP
March 14, 2018 Draft proposals due in order to receive feedback (recommended)
April 11, 2018 Final Proposals due
May 2018 LCCMR members evaluate proposals
June 5-6, 2018 LCCMR meetings: Select 2019 proposals to invite for presentation
June 19-21 & 25-27, 2018 LCCMR meetings: Presentations from proposers
July 17-18, 2018 LCCMR meetings: LCCMR members decide which projects to recommend to the legislature for funding
August-September, 2018 Project managers prepare work plans
August-November, 2018 Peer and technical review for applicable projects
November 13, 2018 LCCMR meeting: LCCMR members review draft bill language for projects being recommended to the 2019 Legislature
December 4, 2018 LCCMR meeting: LCCMR members approve bill language for projects being recommended to the 2019 Legislature
January-May, 2019 Minnesota Legislature meets and acts on ENRTF bill for Governor signature
June 2019 LCCMR meeting: LCCMR members approve work plans for funded projects
July 2019 Minnesota DNR sends grant agreements to non-state agencies receiving ENRTF funds
July 1, 2019 Funding from the ENRTF becomes available for spending
July 1, 2019- through project completion Project managers submit status update reports 1-2 times annually
August following project completion Project managers submit final report
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