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Information session scheduled for potential applicants to Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

The Legislative- Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) will hold an online informational session Wednesday, February 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. for those interested in learning more about applying for funds in response to its 2019 Request for Proposals.

The informational session will be held by webinar and will cover the LCCMR funding process, funding priorities, and how to apply. There will be time for question and answer. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register their interest and submit questions in advance at: Information Session LCCMR 2019 RFP

The LCCMR is requesting proposals in the following categories:

  1. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
  2. Water Resources
  3. Environmental Education
  4. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
  5. Air Quality, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
  6. Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water and Habitat
  7. Land Acquisition, Habitat and Recreation

Approximately $59 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENTRF) is available for projects that will provide multiple ecological and other public benefits. New this year is a focus on proposals for projects under $200,000, especially from local units of government and non-profits, that aim to quickly and efficiently provide environment and natural resource benefits in Minnesota.

The RFP begins the competitive, multi-step process through which the LCCMR selects projects to recommend to the Minnesota Legislature for funding from the ENRTF. Applicants are encouraged to submit draft proposals online by Wednesday, March 14 for staff review. The final submission deadline is 4:30, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Funds are available starting July 2019.

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