Minn. R. 5520.0200 - GRANT APPLICATIONS

Subpart 1. Scope.

The procedures in this part will be used by the commissioner in receiving and considering grant program applications.

Subp. 2. Notice and deadline.

On or before September 1 of each calendar year, the commissioner shall publish a notice of the availability of funds under the grant program in the State Register. An application for a grant must be submitted to the bureau by October 15 of the previous year.

Subp. 3. Application form and purpose.

Each application must be on forms available from the bureau and must include a statement of purpose and a description of the Area Labor-Management Committee requesting grant funds. All current committee members and officers must be identified in the application and a brief description of the committee's existing or proposed operating procedures must be included. A copy of the committee bylaws, if adopted, must also accompany the application.

Subp. 4. Statement of goals.

The application must include a descriptive statement of the labor-management climate and major issues or problems existing in the committee's area of jurisdiction, as well as the major purpose or goal of the committee in the context of the problems. The goal statement must describe specific changes or outcomes the committee seeks to accomplish through use of grant program funds. Quantifiable, specific goal and problem statements are encouraged. Applicants should avoid broad, generic, overly-generalized statements.

Subp. 5. Methodology.

The application must include a description of the approach and methodology to be used by the committee in solving the problems and achieving the goals identified in subpart 4. The application must include an implementation plan setting forth specific and measurable goals and objectives to be accomplished during the grant period, the major action steps to be taken, a timetable indicating when those action steps will be taken, and when goals and objectives will be accomplished.

Subp. 6. Financial plan.

The application must include a four-year financial plan detailing the revenues and expenditures anticipated over a four-year period, commencing with the year for which the grant is being requested. The plan must identify the total amount of state funding necessary to carry out the committee's goals and objectives and the money to be raised from other sources to meet the guidelines of the grant program. The plan must be accompanied by a proposed committee budget over the four-year period detailing how all money, including state grant money, is to be expended. Existing committees must also submit copies of actual financial statements for the four-year period preceding the proposed grant period.

Notes

Minn. R. 5520.0200
13 SR 2219

Statutory Authority: MS s 179.82

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