The Legislative-Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) is responsible for recommending how $45.7 million from the Environmental Trust Fund should be spent. The LCCMR received a total of 217 proposals requesting approximately $183 million in funding, and narrowed it down to 101 projects requesting $120.4 million for proposals to present over . . .
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program is now soliciting applications for funding for regional parks and trails projects in Greater Minnesota. All applications are due Sept. 26. Eligible projects include acquisition, development, improvement and restoration of park- or trail-related facilities of regional or statewide . . .
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this week that the deadline for applications for several parks and trail funding programs is moved up to October 31, 2011 rather than in the spring as in previous cycle. Applications for FY2012 Parks & Trails grants, Local Trail Connections Grants and the . . .
At the CGMC Summer Conference last week, staff lobbyists provided highlights of the legislative and other work performed over the last year and previewed some of the efforts that will be undertaken during the upcoming year. Copies of the presentation are provided below the fold. . . .
The Governor and legislative leaders are close to finalizing all of the budget bills to end the budget impasse and the resulting shutdown. The completed bills are posted on-line here. There is some good news for greater Minnesota in the Legacy funding bill. . . .
As the conference committee meets for S.F. 1363, CGMC supports the Senate's language, which provides an exclusive share of funding for regional parks and trails in greater Minnesota. The CGMC environment committee sent a letter to the legacy conferees requesting their support. Download the PDF of the letter here.