The commissioner may award grants of less than $10,000 for time-sensitive projects. The commissioner will not issue an RFP for time-sensitive grants, but shall designate priority funding areas for which funds under this part will be available. Eligible applicants may apply for time-sensitive grant funds at any time during the year. The commissioner shall at any time provide upon request:
the total amount of funds budgeted for time-sensitive grants; and
information on specific priority areas or projects for which a grant would be awarded.
To be eligible, projects must meet the following criteria:
the grant request does not exceed 75 percent of total project costs;
the total grant request is less than $10,000; and
in the previous 12 months, the applicant has not received funding under this part from the commissioner.
Eligible applicants must submit an application to the commissioner, in the format specified by the commissioner, containing the following information:
the names, qualifications, and addresses of the applicant and other project participants;
a summary of the project;
a project budget that:
provides an itemized description of the project costs, including the total estimated cost, total grant-eligible costs, and the amount of grant funding requested; and
provides an itemized description of project financing, including applicant contributions, participant contributions, other government contributions, private contributions, and, if applicable, any projected revenues from the project;
a work plan that includes a list of each project activity or task, an implementation schedule with specific timelines, and persons involved;
a justification for the commissioner's consideration of the project as a time-sensitive project;
anticipated project outcomes; and
any additional information that the commissioner requests as necessary to clarify the application.
Information and applications for funding under this part are available at the following address: Time-Sensitive Grant Program, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4100.
The commissioner shall evaluate eligible proposals using the criteria listed in part 9210.0825, subpart 3, items A to I. In addition, the commissioner will consider the time sensitivity of a proposed project in deciding if the project warrants funding outside of the process described in parts 9210.0810, 9210.0820, and 9210.0825. Grant awards are contingent upon the commissioner and the grant recipient successfully entering into a grant agreement as specified in part 9210.0845.
MS s 115A.0716
22 SR 23; L 2005 1Sp1 art 2 s 161
October 10, 2013
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes