Mining and its support businesses are the economic drivers for Northeastern Minnesota. The activities associated with mining, such as mineral exploration, development, extraction, and processing, have an impact on our daily lives. The Mining Impact Grant is a newly funded IRRRB Program to proactively identify existing or potential mining influences on the region’s communities. Once identified, the goals are to develop a plan to address the influences in a timely manner and provide time to implement solutions.
The Mining Impact Grant Program supports the identification of mining impacts on communities, and facilitates discussion, planning, and solution implementation activities which the community and the mining industry will utilize to prevent and mediate conflict.
Contact: Dan Jordan, 218-274-7007, Dan.Jordan@state.mn.us
Please check back shortly for FY15 Mining Impact Grant Program Guidelines and Application.