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SF 971

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/08/2021 09:44am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money from clean water, parks and
trails, and arts and cultural heritage funds; modifying and extending prior
appropriations; requiring reports.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the clean water
fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this
article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2022.
"The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2022 and 2023. These
are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 110,736,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 109,511,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the clean water
fund. The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following sections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget MMB
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure
. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2022
appropriations are available until June 30,
2023, and fiscal year 2023 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2024. If a project
receives federal funds, the period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disability Access
new text end

new text begin Where appropriate, grant recipients of clean
water funds, in consultation with the Council
on Disability and other appropriate
governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
committees, and commissions, should make
progress toward providing people with
disabilities greater access to programs, print
publications, and digital media related to the
programs the recipient funds using
appropriations made in this article.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,830,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,830,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are to increase monitoring for
pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
water and groundwater and to use data
collected to assess pesticide use practices. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,503,000 the first year and $2,503,000
the second year are for monitoring and
evaluating trends in the concentration of
nitrate in groundwater in areas vulnerable to
groundwater degradation; promoting,
developing, and evaluating regional and
crop-specific nutrient best management
practices; assessing adoption of best
management practices; education and technical
support from University of Minnesota
Extension; grants to support agricultural
demonstration and implementation activities,
including research activities at the Rosholt
Research Farm; and other actions to protect
groundwater from degradation from nitrate.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2026.
new text end

new text begin (c) $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are for administering clean water
funds managed through the agriculture best
management practices loan program. Any
unencumbered balance at the end of the second
year must be added to the corpus of the loan
fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,452,000 the first year and $1,452,000
the second year are for technical assistance,
research, and demonstration projects on
properly implementing best management
practices and more-precise information on
nonpoint contributions to impaired waters and
for grants to support on-farm demonstration
of agricultural practices. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (e) $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the
second year are for maintenance of the
Minnesota Water Research Digital Library.
Costs for information technology development
or support for the digital library may be paid
to the Office of MN.IT Services. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (f) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are to implement the
Minnesota agricultural water quality
certification program statewide. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (g) $135,000 the first year and $135,000 the
second year are for a regional irrigation water
quality specialist through University of
Minnesota Extension. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (h) $1,936,000 the first year and $1,936,000
the second year are for grants to fund the
Forever Green agriculture initiative and to
protect the state's natural resources while
increasing the efficiency, profitability, and
productivity of Minnesota farmers by
incorporating perennial and winter-annual
crops into existing agricultural practices. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (i) $339,000 the first year and $339,000 the
second year are for testing private wells for
pesticides where nitrate is detected as part of
the township testing program. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,797,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,797,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,216,000 the first year and $7,216,000
the second year are for completing needed
statewide assessments of surface water quality
and trends according to Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 114D.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,604,000 the first year and $6,604,000
the second year are to develop watershed
restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS),
which include total maximum daily load
(TMDL) studies and TMDL implementation
plans according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter
114D, for waters on the impaired waters list
approved by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency. The agency must complete
an average of ten percent of the TMDLs each
year over the biennium.
new text end

new text begin (c) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
second year are for groundwater assessment,
including enhancing the ambient monitoring
network, modeling, evaluating trends, and
reassessing groundwater that was assessed ten
to 15 years ago and found to be contaminated.
new text end

new text begin (d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for implementing the St. Louis
River System Area of Concern Remedial
Action Plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the
second year are for national pollutant
discharge elimination system wastewater and
stormwater TMDL implementation efforts.
new text end

new text begin (f) $2,662,000 the first year and $2,662,000
the second year are for enhancing the
county-level delivery systems for subsurface
sewage treatment system (SSTS) activities
necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protecting
groundwater. This appropriation includes base
grants for all counties with SSTS programs
and competitive grants to counties with
specific plans to significantly reduce water
pollution by reducing the number of systems
that are an imminent threat to public health or
safety or are otherwise failing. Counties that
receive base grants must report the number of
properties with noncompliant systems
upgraded through an SSTS replacement,
connection to a centralized sewer system, or
other means, including property abandonment
or buyout. Counties also must report the
number of existing SSTS compliance
inspections conducted in areas under county
jurisdiction. The required reports must be part
of the established annual reporting for SSTS
programs. Of this amount, at least $900,000
each year is available to counties for grants to
low-income landowners to address systems
that pose an imminent threat to public health
or safety or fail to protect groundwater. A
grant awarded under this paragraph may not
exceed $40,000 annually. A county receiving
a grant under this paragraph must submit a
report to the agency listing the projects funded,
including an account of the expenditures. By
January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the
commissioner must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources and the clean water fund detailing
the outcomes achieved under this paragraph
for the previous two years.
new text end

new text begin (g) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for accelerated implementation
of municipal separate storm sewer system
(MS4) permit requirements, including
additional technical assistance to
municipalities experiencing difficulties
understanding and implementing the basic
requirements of the municipal stormwater
program.
new text end

new text begin (h) $700,000 the first year and $700,000 the
second year are for a grant program for
sanitary sewer projects that are included in the
draft or any updated Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Project Comprehensive Plan to
restore the water quality of waters in
Voyageurs National Park. Grants must be
awarded to local government units for projects
approved by the Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Joint Powers Board and must be
matched by at least 25 percent from sources
other than the clean water fund.
new text end

new text begin (i) $260,000 the first year and $260,000 the
second year are for activities, training, and
grants that reduce chloride pollution.
new text end

new text begin (j) $275,000 the first year and $275,000 the
second year are to support activities of the
Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (k) $280,000 the first year and $280,000 the
second year are to support activities that build
local capacity to support and engage in water
restoration and protection through the We Are
Water Minnesota community engagement
initiative.
new text end

new text begin (l) Any unencumbered grant balances in the
first year do not cancel but are available for
grants in the second year. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,680,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,671,000
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new text begin (a) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
the second year are for streamflow monitoring.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for lake Index of
Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
new text end

new text begin (c) $70,000 the first year and $66,000 the
second year are for assessing mercury and
other fish contaminants, including monitoring
to track the status of impaired waters over
time.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,900,000 the first year and $1,900,000
the second year are for developing targeted,
science-based watershed restoration and
protection strategies.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,850,000 the first year and $1,850,000
the second year are for water-supply planning,
aquifer protection, and monitoring activities
and analysis.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
the second year are for technical assistance to
support local implementation of nonpoint
source restoration and protection activities.
new text end

new text begin (g) $535,000 the first year and $530,000 the
second year are for applied research and tools,
including watershed hydrologic modeling;
maintaining and updating spatial data for
watershed boundaries, streams, and water
bodies and integrating high-resolution digital
elevation data; and assessing effectiveness of
forestry best management practices for water
quality.
new text end

new text begin (h) $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the
second year are for maintaining and updating
buffer maps and for technical guidance on
interpreting buffer maps for local units of
government implementing buffer
requirements. Maps must be provided to local
units of government and made available to
landowners on the Department of Natural
Resources website.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 55,009,000
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 53,801,000
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new text begin (a) $21,782,000 the first year and $21,782,000
the second year are for performance-based
grants with multiyear implementation plans
to local government units. The grants may be
used to implement projects that protect,
enhance, and restore surface water quality in
lakes, rivers, and streams; protect groundwater
from degradation; and protect drinking water
sources. Projects must be identified in a
comprehensive watershed plan developed
under the One Watershed, One Plan and
seven-county metropolitan groundwater or
surface water management frameworks as
provided for in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D. Grant recipients
must identify a nonstate match and may use
other legacy funds to supplement projects
funded under this paragraph. This
appropriation may be used for:
new text end

new text begin (1) implementation grants to watershed
planning areas with approved plans, including
but not limited to Buffalo-Red River, Cannon
River, Cedar River, Clearwater River, Des
Moines River, Hawk Creek, Lac qui Parle
Yellow Bank, Lake of the Woods, Lake
Superior North, Le Seuer River, Leech Lake
River, Long Prairie River, Lower Minnesota
River North, Lower Minnesota River West,
Lower Minnesota River South, Lower St.
Croix River, Marsh and Wild Rice, Middle
Snake Tamarack Rivers, Mississippi East,
Mississippi River Headwaters, Mississippi
West, Missouri River Basin, Mustinka/Bois
de Sioux, Nemadji River, North Fork Crow
River, Otter Tail, Pine River, Pomme de Terre
River, Red Lake River, Redeye River, Root
River, Rum River, Sauk River, Shell Rock
River/Winnebago Watershed, Snake River,
South Fork Crow River, St. Louis River, Thief
River, Two Rivers Plus, Vermillion,
Watonwan River, Winona La Crescent,
Yellow Medicine River, and Zumbro River;
new text end

new text begin (2) seven-county metropolitan groundwater
or surface water management frameworks;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) other comprehensive watershed
management plan planning areas that have a
board-approved and local-government-adopted
plan as authorized in Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.801.
new text end

new text begin The board may determine whether a planning
area is not ready to proceed, does not have the
nonstate match committed, or has not
expended all money granted to it. Upon
making the determination, the board may
allocate a grant's proposed or unexpended
allocation to another planning area to
implement priority projects, programs, or
practices.
new text end

new text begin (b) $11,133,000 the first year and $11,133,000
the second year are for grants to local
government units to protect and restore surface
water and drinking water; to keep water on
the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to
protect groundwater and drinking water,
including feedlot water quality and subsurface
sewage treatment system projects and stream
bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration,
and ravine stabilization projects. The projects
must use practices demonstrated to be
effective, be of long-lasting public benefit,
include a match, and be consistent with total
maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation
plans, watershed restoration and protection
strategies (WRAPS), or local water
management plans or their equivalents. Up to
20 percent of this appropriation is available
for land-treatment projects and practices that
benefit drinking water.
new text end

new text begin (c) $4,841,000 the first year and $4,841,000
the second year are for accelerated
implementation, local resource protection,
enhancement grants, statewide analytical
targeting or technology tools that fill an
identified gap, program enhancements for
technical assistance, citizen and community
outreach, compliance, and training and
certification.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,355,000 the first year and $1,355,000
the second year are:
new text end

new text begin (1) to provide state oversight and
accountability, evaluate and communicate
results, provide implementation tools, and
measure the value of conservation program
implementation by local governments; and
new text end

new text begin (2) to prepare, in consultation with the
commissioners of natural resources, health,
agriculture, and the Pollution Control Agency,
and submit to the legislature by March 1 each
even-numbered year a biennial report detailing
the recipients and projects funded under this
section and the amount of pollution reduced.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,936,000 the first year and $1,936,000
the second year are to provide assistance,
oversight, and grants for supporting local
governments in implementing and complying
with riparian protection and excessive soil loss
requirements.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,936,000 the first year and $1,936,000
the second year are to develop a pilot working
lands floodplain program and to purchase,
restore, or preserve riparian land and
floodplains adjacent to lakes, rivers, streams,
and tributaries, by conservation easements or
contracts to keep water on the land, to decrease
sediment, pollutant, and nutrient transport;
reduce hydrologic impacts to surface waters;
and increase infiltration for groundwater
recharge. Up to $180,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements on wellhead protection
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or for
grants to local units of government for fee title
acquisition to permanently protect
groundwater supply sources on wellhead
protection areas or for otherwise ensuring
long-term protection of groundwater supply
sources as described under alternative
management tools in the Department of
Agriculture Minnesota Nitrogen Fertilizer
Management Plan
, including using
low-nitrogen cropping systems or
implementing nitrogen fertilizer best
management practices. Priority must be placed
on land that is located where the vulnerability
of the drinking water supply is designated as
high or very high by the commissioner of
health, where drinking water protection plans
have identified specific activities that will
achieve long-term protection, and on lands
with expiring conservation reserve program
contracts. Up to $100,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (h) $42,000 the first year and $42,000 the
second year are for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct ten restoration evaluations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50,
subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (i) $2,904,000 the first year and $2,904,000
the second year are for assistance, oversight,
and grants to local governments to transition
local water management plans to a watershed
approach as provided for in Minnesota
Statutes, section 103B.801.
new text end

new text begin (j) $723,000 the first year and $723,000 the
second year are for technical assistance and
grants for the conservation drainage program,
in consultation with the Drainage Work Group,
coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section
103B.101, subdivision 13, and including
projects to improve multipurpose water
management under Minnesota Statutes, section
103E.015.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,208,000 the first year is to purchase and
restore permanent conservation sites via
easements or contracts to treat and store water
on the land for water quality improvement
purposes and related technical assistance. This
work may be done in cooperation with the
United States Department of Agriculture with
a first-priority use to accomplish a
conservation reserve enhancement program,
or equivalent, in the state. Up to $100,000 is
for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account.
new text end

new text begin (l) $1,234,000 the first year and $1,234,000
the second year are to purchase permanent
conservation easements to protect lands
adjacent to public waters that have good water
quality but that are threatened with
degradation. Up to $300,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (m) $362,000 the first year and $362,000 the
second year are for grants or contracts for a
program to systematically collect data and
produce county, watershed, and statewide
estimates of soil erosion caused by water and
wind, along with tracking adoption of
conservation measures, including cover crops,
to address erosion. This appropriation may be
used for grants to or contracts with the
University of Minnesota to complete this
work.
new text end

new text begin (n) $100,000 the first year and $100,00 the
second year are for developing and
implementing a water legacy grant program
to expand partnerships for clean water.
new text end

new text begin (o) $2,420,000 the first year and $2,420,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements to protect and restore
wetlands and associated uplands. Up to
$200,000 is for deposit in a monitoring and
enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (p) $2,033,000 the first year and $2,033,000
the second year are for grants to landowners
to enhance adoption of cover crops and other
soil health practices in areas where there are
direct benefits to public water supplies. Up to
$400,000 is for an agreement with the
University of Minnesota Minnesota Office for
Soil Health for applied research and education
on Minnesota's agroecosystems and soil health
management systems.
new text end

new text begin (q) The board must contract for delivery of
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, and other
activities under this section for up to $500,000
the first year and up to $500,000 the second
year.
new text end

new text begin (r) The board may shift grant, cost-share, or
easement funds in this section and may adjust
the technical and administrative assistance
portion of the funds to leverage federal or
other nonstate funds or to address oversight
responsibilities or high-priority needs
identified in local water management plans.
new text end

new text begin (s) The board must require grantees to specify
the outcomes that will be achieved by the
grants before making any grant awards.
new text end

new text begin (t) The appropriations in this section are
available until June 30, 2026, except grant
funds are available for five years after the date
a grant is executed. Returned grant funds must
be regranted consistent with the purposes of
this section.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,955,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,955,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,200,000 the first year and $1,200,000
the second year are for addressing public
health concerns related to contaminants found
or anticipated to be found in Minnesota
drinking water for which no health-based
drinking water standards exist and for the
department's laboratory to analyze for these
contaminants.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,079,000 the first year and $3,079,000
the second year are for protecting sources of
drinking water, including planning,
implementation, and surveillance activities
and grants to local governments and public
water systems.
new text end

new text begin (c) $563,000 the first year and $563,000 the
second year are to develop and deliver
groundwater restoration and protection
strategies on a watershed scale for use in local
comprehensive water planning efforts, to
provide resources to local governments for
activities that protect sources of drinking
water, and to enhance approaches that improve
the capacity of local governmental units to
protect and restore groundwater resources.
new text end

new text begin (d) $863,000 the first year and $863,000 the
second year are for studying the occurrence
and magnitude of contaminants in private
wells and developing guidance, outreach, and
interventions to reduce risks to private-well
users.
new text end

new text begin (e) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are to develop public health
policies and an action plan to address threats
to safe drinking water, including development
of a statewide plan for protecting drinking
water based on recommendations from the
Future of Drinking Water report.
new text end

new text begin (f) Unless otherwise specified, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,169,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,169,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $919,000 the first year and $919,000 the
second year are to implement projects that
address emerging threats to the drinking water
supply, provide cost-effective regional
solutions, leverage interjurisdictional
coordination, support local implementation of
water supply reliability projects, and prevent
degradation of groundwater resources in the
metropolitan area. These projects must provide
communities with:
new text end

new text begin (1) potential solutions to leverage regional
water use by using surface water, stormwater,
wastewater, and groundwater;
new text end

new text begin (2) an analysis of infrastructure requirements
for different alternatives;
new text end

new text begin (3) development of planning-level cost
estimates, including capital costs and operating
costs;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of funding mechanisms and
an equitable cost-sharing structure for
regionally beneficial water supply
development projects; and
new text end

new text begin (5) development of subregional groundwater
models.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for the water demand
reduction grant program to encourage
municipalities in the metropolitan area to
implement measures to reduce water demand
to ensure the reliability and protection of
drinking water supplies.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,220,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,220,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $450,000 the first year and $450,000 the
second year are for developing Part A of
county geologic atlases. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin (b) $675,000 the first year and $675,000 the
second year are for a program to evaluate
performance and technology transfer for
stormwater best management practices, to
evaluate best management performance and
effectiveness to support meeting total
maximum daily loads, to develop standards
and incorporate state-of-the-art guidance using
minimal impact design standards as the model,
and to implement a system to transfer
knowledge and technology across local
government, industry, and regulatory sectors.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2028.
new text end

new text begin (c) $95,000 the first year and $95,000 the
second year are for a report that quantifies the
multiple benefits of clean water investments,
for a review of equity considerations in clean
water fund spending, and for proposing
climate considerations in comprehensive
watershed management plans.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $8,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the website
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,068,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,068,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,968,000 each year is for the point source
implementation grants program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (b) $100,000 each year is for small community
wastewater treatment grants and loans under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (c) If there is any uncommitted money at the
end of each fiscal year under paragraph (a) or
(b), the Public Facilities Authority may
transfer the remaining funds to eligible
projects under any of the programs listed in
this section according to a project's priority
rank on the Pollution Control Agency's project
priority list.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

Section 1. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the parks and
trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures
"2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure
are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively. "The
first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium" is
fiscal years 2022 and 2023. These are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 42,757,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 42,753,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following sections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget MMB
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure
. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2022
appropriations are available until June 30,
2024, and fiscal year 2023 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2025. If a project
receives federal funds, the period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disability Access
new text end

new text begin Where appropriate, grant recipients of parks
and trails funds, in consultation with the
Council on Disability and other appropriate
governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
committees, and commissions, should make
progress toward providing people with
disabilities greater access to programs, print
publications, and digital media related to the
programs the recipient funds using
appropriations made in this article.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,823,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,823,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $16,930,000 the first year and $16,930,000
the second year are for state parks, recreation
areas, and trails to:
new text end

new text begin (1) connect people to the outdoors;
new text end

new text begin (2) acquire land and create opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (3) maintain existing holdings; and
new text end

new text begin (4) improve cooperation by coordinating with
partners to implement the 25-year long-range
parks and trails legacy plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,465,000 the first year and $8,465,000
the second year are for grants for parks and
trails of regional significance outside the
seven-county metropolitan area under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535. The grants
awarded under this paragraph must be based
on the lists of recommended projects
submitted to the legislative committees under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
subdivision 10, from the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.536. Grants funded under this paragraph
must support parks and trails of regional or
statewide significance that meet the applicable
definitions and criteria for regional parks and
trails contained in the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan
adopted by the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission on April 22,
2015. Grant recipients identified under this
paragraph must submit a grant application to
the commissioner of natural resources. Up to
2.5 percent of the appropriation may be used
by the commissioner for the actual cost of
issuing and monitoring the grants for the
commission. Of the amount appropriated,
$423,250 the first year and $423,250 the
second year are for the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission to
carry out its duties under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.536, including the continued
development of a statewide system plan for
regional parks and trails outside the
seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (c) By January 15, 2022, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission must submit a list of projects that
contains the commission's recommendations
for funding from the parks and trails fund for
fiscal year 2023 to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over the environment and natural resources
and the parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) By January 15, 2022, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission must submit a report that contains
the commission's criteria for funding from the
parks and trails fund, including the criteria
used to determine if a park or trail is of
regional significance, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over the environment and natural resources
and the parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) $428,000 the first year and $428,000 the
second year are for coordination and projects
between the department, the Metropolitan
Council, and the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced
web-based information for park and trail users;
and support of activities of the Parks and
Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner must contract for
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, and other
activities under this section for at least
$850,000 the first year and $850,000 the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (g) The implementing agencies receiving
appropriations under this section must give
consideration to contracting with Conservation
Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
and other activities.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,930,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,930,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $16,930,000 the first year and $16,930,000
the second year are for distribution according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53,
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money appropriated under this section and
distributed to implementing agencies must be
used only to fund the list of projects approved
by the elected representatives of each of the
metropolitan parks implementing agencies.
Projects funded by the money appropriated
under this section must be substantially
consistent with the project descriptions and
dollar amounts approved by each elected body.
Any money remaining after completing the
listed projects may be spent by the
implementing agencies on projects to support
parks and trails.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant agreements entered into by the
Metropolitan Council and recipients of money
appropriated under this section must ensure
that the money is used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
new text end

new text begin (d) The implementing agencies receiving
appropriations under this section must give
consideration to contracting with Conservation
Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
and other activities.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $4,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the website
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the entities
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts and cultural
heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2022" and "2023" used in
this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2023, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year
2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
These are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
FUND
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 33,209,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 34,957,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must not be spent on indirect costs or
other institutional overhead charges that are
not directly related to and necessary for a
specific appropriation. Money appropriated
in this article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget MMB
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure
. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2022
appropriations are available until June 30,
2023, and fiscal year 2023 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2024. If a project
receives federal funds, the period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State Arts Board
new text end

new text begin 33,209,000
new text end
new text begin 34,957,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
Minnesota State Arts Board for arts, arts
education, arts preservation, and arts access.
Grant agreements entered into by the
Minnesota State Arts Board and other
recipients of appropriations in this subdivision
must ensure that these funds are used to
supplement and not substitute for traditional
sources of funding. Each grant program
established within this appropriation must be
separately administered from other state
appropriations for program planning and
outcome measurements but may take into
consideration other state resources awarded
in the selection of applicants and grant award
size.
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to 4.5 percent of the funds appropriated
to each of the categories of arts and arts
access, arts education, and arts and cultural
heritage may be used by the board for
administering grant programs, delivering
technical services, providing fiscal oversight
for the statewide system, and ensuring
accountability in fiscal year 2022 and fiscal
year 2023.
new text end

new text begin (c) Up to 30 percent of the remaining total
appropriation to each of the categories of arts
and arts access, arts education, and arts and
cultural heritage is for grants to the regional
arts councils. Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, regional arts council grants
or other arts council grants for touring
programs, projects, or exhibits must ensure
the programs, projects, or exhibits are able to
tour in their own region as well as all other
regions of the state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any unencumbered balance remaining
under this subdivision in the first year does
not cancel but is available for the second year
of the biennium.
new text end