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File #: RES 20-228    Version: 1 Name: MN DNR No Child Left Inside Grant Application
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) No Child Left Inside grant in the amount of $48,000 for the Explore Outdoors program, and if approved, accept said grant and enter into agreements with the MN DNR as are necessary to accept the funding.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: MN DNR No Child Left Inside Grant

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Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) No Child Left Inside grant in the amount of $48,000 for the Explore Outdoors program, and if approved, accept said grant and enter into agreements with the MN DNR as are necessary to accept the funding.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul performs significant services for residents of the Metropolitan area and all Minnesota residents through its ownership and operation of its parks and trails; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation is requesting permission to apply for a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) No Child Left Inside grant of $48,000 to support the Explore Outdoors Saint Paul project; and

 

WHEREAS, granted funds, if awarded, will provide quality, nature-based programming opportunities, equipment, and field trips to the youth of Saint Paul; and

 

WHEREAS, there are no required matching funds, beyond in-kind funds, by the City and other supporting agencies of the Explore Outdoors Saint Paul project; and

 

WHEREAS, that upon approval of its application by the state, the Department of Parks and Recreation may enter into an agreement with the MN DNR, for the above referenced project, and that the City of Saint Paul certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, funds will be reimbursed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources upon submitting required reimbursement requests and reports; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby authorizes the Director of Parks and Recreation to apply for, and if approved, accept said grant, and to enter into such agreements as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the applicant, and staff is authorized to apply for reimbursement from the grant funds approved for the project herein.

 

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