Minnesota's Legacy

Accelerated NPEA Engineering Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$613,047
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
SE SWCD Technical Support JPB
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07B 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$613,047
Other Funds Leveraged
$153,262
Direct expenses
$613,047
Administration costs
$2,832
Number of full time equivalents funded
4.8
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A shared professional engineer, lead engineer and an engineering technician that will enable more conservation projects to be constructed.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Larry Scherger, Pam Mensink, Paul Heers, Jr., John Jaeger, Jim Gebhardt, Paul Uecker, Robert Duban, Matt Feldmeier, Mark Ihlenfeld, Tom Gosse, Arlene Nelson, Glen Roberson
Project Overview

This project will fully fund three Nonpoint Engineering Assistance (NPEA) Joint Powers Board positions in cooperation with the NPEA Base Funding anticipated at $130,000 per year. This will allow a 2nd Professional Engineer to be retained in addition to a Lead Engineer and Technician. This 'accelerated' engineering previously was funded with BWSR Challenge Grants, and an EPA319 grant with corresponding BWSR CWF Matching Grant to handle the high workload associated with the large number of BWSR feedlot cost-share projects approved in South East Minnesota. This project will enable more projects to be constructed resulting in a reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and fecal coliform runoff into surface and ground water in South East Minnesota and the Mississippi River.

Project Manager
First Name
Glen
Last Name
Roberson
Organization Name
Joint Powers Board
Street Address
104 E 3rd Ave PO Box 335
City
Goodhue
State
MN
Zip Code
55027
Phone
651-923-5286
Email
groberson@goodhueswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp