DNR Grants Journal for Pass-Through Appropriation Recipients

DNR Grants Journal for Pass-Through Appropriation Recipients

October 2014 - Issue #8

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Grant Agreements

For those of you who have already signed and returned your Grant Agreement, thank you! Just a friendly reminder for those who haven't yet; please sign and send those in to your Grants Specialist as soon as you can. While you can still incur costs associated with your project, we are unable to reimburse you for any expenses with an unexecuted grant agreement. If you have any questions, please contact your Grants Specialist.

Important Reminder for Projects that ended on June 30, 2014

If your organization had a project that ended on June 30, 2014 and you have not yet submitted your final reimbursement, please contact your Grant Specialist to notify them of when the 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 funds available in SWIFT. As a reminder, the final report must be approved by either LSOHC or LCCMR staff before the final payment can be made.

Training Recap

The Grants Unit would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Reimbursement Training webinar session on September 4. Approximately 40 of you spent the morning with us and educated or re-educated yourself on our process and procedures. We have posted the link to the training PowerPoint on the training page on our website for your reference.


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.


DNR Holiday Schedule

The DNR offices will be closed on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day

Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 25 for Christmas Day

Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year's Day

Topics Include:

* Grant Agreements

* Projects that ended June 30, 2014

* Training Recap

* Year-End Acquisitions

* DNR Holiday Schedule


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

500 Lafayette Road

St. Paul, MN 55115-4010


Amanda Graeber

Grants Manager




Pat Donnell

Grants Specialist Coordinator




Karen Mueller

Grants Specialist Senior




Jason Tidemann

Grants Specialist Senior