DNR Grants Journal for Pass-Through Appopriation Recipients

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DNR Grants Journal for Pass-Through Grant Recipients

Important Reminder for Projects that ended on June 30, 2015

If your organization had a project that ended on June 30, 2015 and you have not yet submitted your final reimbursement, please contact your Grants Specialist to let them know when the final reimbursement request can be expected. Final billings are due within 30 days of the end of the project period and additional action is needed to keep the funds available in SWIFT. As a reminder, the final report must be submitted and approved by either LSOHC or LCCMR staff before the final payment can be made.

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Training Recap

A big thank you to the approximately 60 people who participated in our annual Reimbursement Training webinar on September 9th! We appreciate the time you took to hear about our process and procedures. We always welcome feedback, so if you attended the webinar and have any questions or comments, please call or email your Grants Specialist. We will discuss any feedback as a group within the Grants Unit. If you missed the training, the material covered can be found on our website, or by clicking here.

Year-End Acquisitions

If your organization is planning to acquire land before the end of the year, please notify your grants specialist well in advance of the ten business day requirement if possible. December tends to be a busy time for reimbursement requests and land purchases and we want to make sure we assist everyone in meeting their closing dates. 

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Grant Agreements

Grant Agreements were sent out to FY16 recipients by your Grants Specialist in mid-July. If you have already sent yours back, thank you! If you haven't yet, please sign and send back to your Grants Specialist as soon as you can. While you are still able to incur costs, we are unable to reimburse for any expenses until the grant agreement is executed. For any questions, please contact Pat, Karen, or Jason.

DNR Holiday Schedule

The DNR offices will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day

Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving

Friday, December 25 for Christmas

Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day

October 2015

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

500 Lafayette Road

St. Paul, MN 55155-4010

Grants Unit Contacts

Amanda Sroka (Graeber)

Grants Manager




Pat Donnell

Grants Specialist Coor.




Karen Mueller

Grants Specialist Senior




Jason Tidemann

Grants Specialist Senior



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