In less than two weeks, the Minnesota Legislature will reconvene, and although the second half of the biennium is shorter, it will likely be another busy session. Because it is not a budget year, the Legislature will be focused primarily on the bonding bill and policy issues. For GMPT, we have several priorities for 2024. We would like to see more funding for the DNR’s local park and trails grant programs and will be pushing for the inclusion of such funds in the bonding bill.
The Department of Natural Resources opened the application process for the first phase of the No Child Left Inside grant program on Oct. 23. This phase makes available mini-grants of $500 to $5,000. Far more applications were received than funds available, so the application window closed the same day it opened. Future program phases will be announced at a later date and we’ll be sure to let you know when they do.
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