Pass-Through Grants Journal

Grant Agreements

FY17 Grant Agreements were sent to all LCCMR and LSOHC grant recipients in mid-July. For those of you who have signed and returned them, thank you! For those that haven't, please sign and send to your assigned Grants Specialist as soon as possible. We cannot reimburse for any expenses until the grant agreement is executed.

Year-End Acquisitions

The month of December tends to be a busy time for reimbursement requests and land purchases. If your organization is planning to acquire land or an easement before the end of the year, please notify your Grants Specialist as far in advance as possible. We want to make certain we assist everyone in meeting their closing dates.

Budget Spreadsheets

When preparing to submit a reimbursement request, please make certain to use the correct budget spreadsheet for your project. The LCCMR (Trust Fund) and LSOHC (Legacy) projects have different spreadsheets. If you have any questions, please contact your Grants Specialist. We are happy to assist you.

Reimbursment Manual Training

If you missed our reimbursement manual training we held in September, you can find the PowerPoint presentation on the DNR's website or by clicking this link.

DNR Holiday Schedule

State offices will be closed for the following holidays:

Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day

Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving

Monday, December 26 -  Observance of Christmas

Monday, January 2, 2017 - Observance of New Year's Day

Important Reminder

If your organization had a project that ended on June 30, 2016 and you have not yet submitted your final reimbursement request, please let your grants specialist know when it can be expected. Final billings are due within 30 days of the end of the project and additional action is needed to keep the funds available in SWIFT. The final report has to be submitted and approved by either the LCCMR or LSOHC before final payment can be made.

October 2016


Pass-Through Grants Unit staff contact information

Grants Manager

Katherine Sherman-Hoehn



Pat Donnell

Grants Specialist Coordinator



Karen Mueller

Grants Specialist Senior



Jason Tidemann;

Grants Specialist Coordinator






Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

500 Lafayette Road

St. Paul, MN 55155