2018-2019 Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa - Legislative Directed Funding

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Conservation Corps MN & IA
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(p) (BWSR CCMI)
Appropriation Language

(p) The board shall 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.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$500,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Evaluation and Outcome PlanEvaluation and outcome plans are required as a part of the grant agreement between BWSR and the grantee. These required plans consist of verifying project installation and creating operation and maintenance plans to ensure the project is functioning as designed. Funded projects meet locally identified water quality goals within the larger scope of Minnesota's clean water efforts. Projects reduce pollutant loads aimed at improving watershed health over time. The long-term evaluation of clean water fund projects will be monitored as part of the state's intensive watershed monitoring strategy.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Conservation Corps MN & IA are:
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(p) (BWSR CCMI)
Appropriation Language

(p) The board shall 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.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2018.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Project Overview

The Board of Water and Soil Resources is required to contract with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (formerly Minnesota Conservation Corps), or CCMI, for installation of conservation practices benefitting water quality for at least $500,000 in each year of the 2010-11 biennium. The Board approved reserving the following funds in each year of the biennium to comply with this appropriation:$200,000 from the Runoff Reduction Grants, $200,000 from the Clean Water Assistance Grants, $100,000 from the Shoreland Improvement Grants. As part of the process, BWSR staff has worked with the CCMI to ensure the following procedures are followed: Eligible local governments have an initial 30-day application period. CCMI has 30 days to review proposals and make a list of projects, consistent with the Clean Water Fund appropriation (Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 172, Section 6). CCMI sends the list of projects to the appropriate BWSR Clean Water Specialist for their review and approval before commitments are made to applicants. This will be accomplished within the 30-day CCMI review period. After initial allocations, any remaining funds are available on a first-come, firstserved basis by any eligible local government.CCMI will report financial information on the use of state funds, and the local government will report outcome and match information in eLINK.

Project Manager
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Johnson-Grass
Organization Name
Conservation Corps MN & IA
Street Address
2715 Upper Afton Rd Ste 100
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55119
Phone
651-209-9900
Email
tim.johnson-grass@conservationcorps.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer