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Commission seeks project proposals for $53M from Minnesota's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

ST. PAUL — The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources issued its 2020 request for proposals for funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Approximately $53 million is available for projects that will provide multiple ecological and other public benefits.

The LCCMR is requesting proposals in the following categories:

  • Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information.

  • Water Resources.

  • Environmental Education.

  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species.

  • Air Quality, Climate Change and Renewable Energy.

  • Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water and Habitat.

  • Land Acquisition, Habitat and Recreation.

  • Small Projects (under $200,000).

Anyone with a project idea consistent with the request for proposals may submit a proposal for consideration by the LCCMR. Lobbying or professional grant-writing experience is not necessary for success.

Proposals are due Monday, April 15, 2019. In June, the LCCMR will consider all proposals received and make final selection of projects to include in its recommendations to the Legislature for the 2020 session. Funded projects can begin July 1, 2020.

More information on the 2020 Request for Proposals and the LCCMR funding process is available at

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