Capital Budget

The Board of Trustees submits a capital request to the state legislature for capital funding during every even-year legislative session. The system-wide Capital Budget is comprised of a request for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Renewal (HEAPR) funding and individual capital projects and initiatives to renew and address changing market conditions, opportunities and strategic direction of our campuses. The process is further sketched out in the following links.

Capital Budget Overview
A summary overview of the capital budget process and how it works.

Capital Planning Process
Capital process diagram which demonstrates the flow of information between the campuses and the System Office.

2016 Capital Budget

Preparing the Request

  •  2016 Capital Budget Instructions (published June 6, 2014). Provides instructions needed to prepare a capital project request for the 2016 capital budget cycle. Includes details on process, schedule, scoring form sample, and statutory information.
  •  Predesign Update Instructions (published June 11, 2014). Special instructions and examples for updating predesigns of projects partially funded in a previous biennium or projects being resubmitted for a 2016 capital budget request.
  • Example Analysis for Alternative Energy Sources. (from Mn Dept of Administration)
  • 2016 Capital Budget Project Narrative and Cost Workbook. (originally published July 11, 2014; updated July 14, 2014). Workbook used to submit projects for the 2016 capital budget process. All projects must include a completed workbook.
  • Submitting the Capital Project Request. Submit your captial project request material for 2016 via Sharepoint. Plan to upload your predesign documents and workbooks to the site. StarID required to access site and load documents.  

2014 Capital Budget Information

Results of the 2014 Legislative Session

Capital Budget Request

Preparing the Request

2014 Capital Budget and Initiatives Forms

For questions about the capital budget, please contact Greg Ewig, Director, Capital Development, 651.201.1775 or

2013 Capital Budget Information

The system submitted a request to the Legislature that includes projects that were left unfunded in the 2012 Capital Bonding request. The legislature declined to include any MnSCU projects in the 2013 bonding bill.

2012 Capital Budget Information

2012 Capital Budget Forms

2012 Initiatives information/forms

2010 Capital Budget Information

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