Contract Management 2017

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient
DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Technical Assistance
Legal Citation / Subdivision
ML 2017, Ch. 91, Art. 1, Sec. 2, subd. 6(a)
Appropriation Language

$150,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for contract management duties assigned in this section. The commissioner shall provide an accomplishment plan in the form specified by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council on the expenditure of this appropriation. The accomplishment plan must include a copy of the grant contract template and reimbursement manual. No money may be expended prior to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Councils approval of the accomplishment plan.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$150,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ensure that OHF funds are spent appropriately and funds are reimbursed expediently so project work continues..

Project Overview

Provide continued contract management and customer service to OHF pass-through appropriation recipients. Ensure funds are expended in compliance with appropriation law, state statute, grants policies, and approved accomplishment plans.

About the Issue

This appropriation will be used to provide continued contract management services to pass-through recipients of Outdoor Heritage Fund dollars appropriated to the Commissioner of Natural Resources. The major components of contract management include: grant agreements and amendments, training, technical support, reporting, fiscal monitoring, reimbursement request review and processing, and grant close-out. The goal of the DNR Grants Unit is to provide grantees with one consistent point of contact for their agreements and excellent customer service. The DNR is currently the administrative agent for this program and would continue to provide contract management services to pass-through grant recipients in FY18. This appropriation would fund contract management services billed using a professional services rate (rate for FY17 is $62). Multiple staff with a variety of grant financial and/or audit responsibilities provide contract management services to OHF pass-through recipients.

Project Manager
First Name
Katherine
Last Name
Sherman-Hoehn
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651)259-5533
Email
katherine.sherman-hoehn@state.mn.us