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2021 Proposal & Funding Process - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

2021 Proposal & Funding Process

2021 Request for Proposal (RFP)

DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 4:30 PM

The LCCMR's 2021 Request for Proposal (RFP) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund was issued on February 12, 2020. Approximately $70 million is anticipated to be available from the lottery-generated fund through this RFP for projects beginning July 1, 2021.

LCCMR has launched a new online proposal submission system. Early submissions are encouraged.

2021 RFP Online Proposal Submission System

Below are blank sample proposals.

2021 Proposal and Appropriation Timeline

The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2021 RFP is detailed below. Check the LCCMR schedule for the most up-to-date information on important process dates.

January 16, 2020 Funding priorities determined and 2021 RFP adopted
February 12, 2020 2021 RFP issued
April 15, 2020 Final submission deadline for proposals responding to 2021 RFP
May 2020 All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking
June 17, 2020 A subset of high-ranking proposals selected for further consideration and invited to give presentations before the LCCMR
July 7-9 & 14-16, 2020 Selected proposals present before the LCCMR
August 6-7, 2020 Subset of proposals selected for recommendation to the Legislature for funding
August - October 2020 Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work plans for LCCMR staff review and research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review
November - December 2020 Funding recommendations are adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the Legislature
January - May 2021

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 2021 LCCMR approves work plans for projects funded
July 2021 Minnesota DNR sends grant agreements to non-state agencies receiving ENRTF funds
July 1, 2021 Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin
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