Regional Park, Trail, and Connections Acquisition and Development Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
MN DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Grants/Contracts
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art.3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04d
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to provide matching grants to local units of government for acquisition and development of regional parks, regional trails, and trail connections. The local match required for a grant to acquire a regional park or regional outdoor recreation area is two dollars of nonstate money for each three dollars of state money. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2014, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,760,000
Direct expenses
$1,000,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
10.17
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art.3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04d
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to provide matching grants to local units of government for acquisition and development of regional parks, regional trails, and trail connections. The local match required for a grant to acquire a regional park or regional outdoor recreation area is two dollars of nonstate money for each three dollars of state money. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2014, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Direct expenses
$1,000,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
10.17
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

PROJECT OVERVIEW
A vast network of locally managed parks and trails of regional or statewide significance exist outside the seven county Metropolitan area providing outdoor recreational opportunities for the public while preserving green space for wildlife habitat and other natural resource benefits. Through an existing grant program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is using this appropriation to partner with local communities around the state to partially finance the acquisition and/or development of approximately 550 acres for new or expanded regional parks, regional trails, or trail connections outside the seven county Metro area.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Ronald
Last Name
Potter
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd, Box 52
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5632
Email
ronald.potter@state.mn.us