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2023-2024 Grant Round: Application: Small Population Grant Timeline

Small Population Grant Timeline

Date Event
February 2, 2023 Grant round announced
February 28, 2023 Amplifund training for Letter of Intent submission
April 28, 2023 Letter of Intent due by 4:00 pm Eastern
May 2023 Mandatory application workshops
June 7, 2023 Amplifund training for application
May 31, 2024 Application due by 4:00 pm Eastern (must have submitted a Letter of Intent to qualify)
June 16, 2024 Certified votes of local approvals and appropriations for application and Planning & Design phase local funding due by 4:00 pm Eastern
June-August 2024 Independent review of applications and reviewer site visits to applicant libraries
September 2024 Grant recipients recommended to MBLC Director
October 2024 Commissioners vote to approve immediately funded and waitlisted grant recipients; MBLC contracts executed with grant recipients
October 2024 - December 2025 Pre-planning and Planning & Design for Small Population Grant recipients
December 2025 - January 2026 Independent review of MPLCP Level of Design
February 2026 Estimates based on MPLCP Level of Design; Construction phase grant awards calculated
March 2026 Commissioners vote to approve Construction phase grant awards
March - June 2026 Certified votes for local approvals and appropriations for Construction phase local funding
June 2026 - June 2027 Design work from completion of schematic design through construction documents
July 2027 Bidding
August 2027 Construction contracts for projects (usually 16 to 24 months)