The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources has issued its 2012-2013 Request for Proposal for funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund beginning July 1, 2013. State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, is encouraging area organizations and residents to submit RFPs.
The LCCMR makes funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. These projects help maintain and enhance Minnesota’s environment and natural resources and since 1963, over $735 million has been appropriated to more than 1,700 projects recommended to the legislature by the Commission.
“This is an excellent opportunity for folks and organizations in our area to submit proposals to preserve and enhance Minnesota’s great environment and natural resources,” said Rep. Ward.
Proposals responding to the 2012-2013 RFP are due April 6, 2012.
For additional information pertaining the LCCMR’s proposal and funding process, please visit www.lccmr.leg.mn and click on the “2012-2013 Request for Proposal”.
Anyone with a project idea consistent with the RFP may submit a proposal for consideration by the LCCMR. LCCMR staff are available to assist proposers, answer questions, or review and provide feedback on drafts of proposals. Proposers are encouraged to submit proposal drafts to help ensure proposals are focused, clear, and contain all necessary information. Drafts must be received by Monday, April 2, to allow adequate time for staff review.
During summer and fall 2012, the LCCMR will be considering all proposals received in response to the 2012-2013 RFP and selecting projects to recommend to the 2013 Minnesota Legislature. Project funding does not become available until July 1, 2013.