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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
May 30, 2018

Local Projects: grants

Henry's Woods Park by Wendy Schlueter
Henry’s Woods Park
Wendy Schlueter / P&TC Photo Contest
Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda

Project Overview

Grants for regional and local parks and trails to fund four grant programs that have historically been managed by the MnDNR:

2018 Identified Need

  • $5 million in bonding
  • $2 million recommended by LCCMR

Project Impact

Regional and local grant programs have long been a vital source of funding close-to-home outdoor experiences across Minnesota. Funding for these programs has dwindled in recent years, however, even as demand has grown.

Project Support

Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has recommended this project to be funded by the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Bill Status

  1. Bills (H.F. 3352S.F. 2934) introduced that includes $2 million for grants for local parks, trails and natural areas.
  2. Bills referred to committees.
  3. Bills included in the final bonding bill (HF 4425)
  4. Bill signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RecommendedAmount Funded
Bonding Request$5 million$0
LCCMR Recommendation$2 million$2 million

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2018 Legislative Agenda