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2014 Proposal & Funding Process - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

2014 Proposal & Funding Process

M.L. 2014 Project Appropriations

Funding appropriations for 72 projects were adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor:

Project Appropriations Print-ready PDF list Summary of appropriations and expected outcomes

2014 Project Recommendations

71 projects have been selected for funding recommendations to the 2014 Legislature. The recommendations have been introduced in the MN House as H.F. 1874 and the MN Senate as S.F. 1899.

Project Recommendations

2014 Proposals Received and Selected to Present

192 proposals requesting a total of approximately $111.5 million were received by the LCCMR. Approximately $29.5 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is expected to be available for funding recommendations to the 2014 Legislature for projects to begin July 1, 2014.

On September 18, 2013, the LCCMR selected 94 proposals requesting a total of approximately $58.7 million to invite in to present before the Commission and receive further consideration on October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, and 17.

192 Proposals 94 Proposals for Presentation Proposal Presentation Schedule

2014 Request for Proposal (RFP)

Thank you for your interest in the LCCMR's 2014 Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission was 4:30 PM on 06/07/13 and has now passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted.

2014 RFP

2014 Process Timeline

The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2014 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.

February 18 and February 25, 2013 Funding priorities determined and 2014 RFP adopted
March 4, 2013 2014 RFP issued
June 3, 2013 Last day to submit draft proposals for LCCMR staff review
June 7, 2013 Submission deadline for proposals responding to 2014 RFP
Mid-August, 2013 All submitted proposals distributed to LCCMR members for review, evaluation, and ranking
September 18, 2013 A subset of high-ranking proposals was selected for further consideration and invited to give presentations before the LCCMR
October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, & 17, 2013 Selected proposals present before the LCCMR
October 22-23, 2013 Subset of proposals is selected to recommend to the legislature for funding based on consistency with funding priorities and total dollars available
November - December 2013 Projects recommended for funding begin submitting work plans for LCCMR staff review
Research projects recommended for funding undergo peer review
December 10, 2013 Funding recommendations were adopted by the LCCMR in legislative bill format, as they will be presented to the legislature
February-May, 2014 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 4, 2014 LCCMR approves work plans for projects funded
July 1, 2014 Money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund becomes available for expenditure and projects can begin
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