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2018 Proposal & Funding Process - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

2018 Proposal & Funding Process

M.L. 2018 Project Appropriations

Funding appropriations for 67 projects were adopted by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor:

M.L. 2018 Project Appropriations Print-ready PDF list Summary of appropriations and expected outcomes

2018 Project Recommendations

At its meetings on October 17, 2017, the LCCMR selected 66 projects 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.

Project Recommendations Allocation Spreadsheet 217 Proposals

2018 Proposals Received and Selected to Present

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.

217 Proposals Proposal Presentation Schedule

2018 Request for Proposal (RFP)

Thank you for your interest in the LCCMR's 2018 Request for Proposal. The deadline for submission of proposals was 4:30 PM on 05/15/17 and has now passed. Proposals are no longer being accepted.

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 below 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.

2018 RFP

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

2018 Process Timeline

The expected proposal and funding process timeline for the 2018 RFP is detailed below. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.

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
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