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Bonding recommendations available on MMB website

January 15, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton announced his 2014 Capital Budget Recommendations Wednesday, Jan. 15. The nearly $1 billion recommendation includes fully funding DHS' requested 2014 projects at the St. Peter campus for the Minnesota Security Hospital and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. A summary of the governor’s bonding recommendations, as well as detailed information about the bonding requests made by state agencies and local governments, has been posted on the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) website.

The bonding request includes:

  • $56.317 million to design, construct, furnish and equip new residential, program, and activity facilities at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. This project is aimed at better serving the civilly committed clients at that facility and enhancing safety for clients and staff.
  • $7.405 million to design, remodel and construct, furnish and equip existing buildings on the lower campus of the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center to make them usable for program operations of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
  • $4 million to maintain and preserve the department's capital assets around the state. This will ensure that the facilities used for Direct Care and Treatment and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program are functional, safe and in good repair.
  • $3 million for grants to fund construction or rehabilitation of early learning facilities owned by the state or a political subdivision. The purpose of this funding is to ensure that families across the state have access to early learning programs housed in safe facilities. DHS selects projects through a requests for proposal (RFP) process and requires a 50 percent nonstate match.

More information about the bonding recommendations for DHS (PDF) is also on the MMB website and in a news release on the Governor's Office website.

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