On May 24, 2019, the legislature adopted 65 LCCMR recommendations as recommended, provided additional funds to two recommendations and modified one other. They also added 14 additional appropriations, primarily using funds freed up ($2.94 million FY19; $7.84 million FY20) following the repeal of M.L. 2018, Chapter 214, Article 6, Section 4 appropriation bonds. On May 31, 2019, 82 appropriations were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2019, First Special Session, Chapter 4, Article 2, for $64,476,000 total appropriations ($149,000 FY16, $2,940,000 FY19, and $61,387,000 FY20).
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
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
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).
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
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|