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9210.0840 TIME-SENSITIVE GRANTS.

Subpart 1.

Availability.

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:

A.

the total amount of funds budgeted for time-sensitive grants; and

B.

information on specific priority areas or projects for which a grant would be awarded.

Subp. 2.

Eligibility.

To be eligible, projects must meet the following criteria:

A.

the project is time sensitive in nature such that the applicant cannot reasonably apply during the process described in parts 9210.0810, 9210.0820, and 9210.0825;

B.

the applicant is eligible under part 9210.0815, subpart 1;

C.

the project is eligible under part 9210.0815, subpart 2;

D.

the project costs are eligible under 9210.0815, subpart 4;

E.

the grant request does not exceed 75 percent of total project costs;

F.

the total grant request is less than $10,000; and

G.

in the previous 12 months, the applicant has not received funding under this part from the commissioner.

Subp. 3.

Application requirements.

Eligible applicants must submit an application to the commissioner, in the format specified by the commissioner, containing the following information:

A.

the names, qualifications, and addresses of the applicant and other project participants;

B.

a summary of the project;

C.

a project budget that:

(1)

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

(2)

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;

D.

a work plan that includes a list of each project activity or task, an implementation schedule with specific timelines, and persons involved;

E.

a justification for the commissioner's consideration of the project as a time-sensitive project;

F.

anticipated project outcomes; and

G.

any additional information that the commissioner requests as necessary to clarify the application.

Subp. 4.

Submittal information.

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.

Subp. 5.

Evaluation and approval of applications.

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.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 115A.0716

History:

22 SR 23; L 2005 1Sp1 art 2 s 161

Published Electronically:

October 10, 2013

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