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About Capital Projects

The Minnesota Legislature appropriates state funding for a variety of capital projects. Funding may be approved through the state bonding bill or other state appropriation bills, and may come from bond proceeds or from the state general fund. Before accessing the state appropriations, state agencies and local government units need to comply with the constitutional, statutory and federal tax requirements on the use of these monies.

Financial Policies and Procedures

Statewide accounting policies (SWIFT) related to the release of capital appropriations.

After the Bonding Bill

For state agencies, an overview of the requirements on the use of bond proceeds.

Bond Authorizations

The attached file shows historical bond authorizations made by the Legislature by year. This information is used to calculate a ten-year rolling average for the purpose of forecasting debt service in the State’s economic forecast.

Capital Grants Manual

For grantees and local government units, a step-by-step guide to accessing your grant money.

Legal Information

Legal authority, bond counsel opinions and tax compliance policies and procedures.

Grant Agreements

Grant agreement forms and instructions; Checklists.

Capital Budget

See current Capital Budget documents and related materials or view the Capital Budget Library.

Bond Proceeds Status Reports

Reports on the expenditure and encumbrance of bond proceeds.

Capital Projects Cancellation Reports

Reports on bonding appropriations that have been cancelled.

Bond Appropriations Used to Pay Staff Costs

Staff costs policy; Reports.

Capital Project Funding Report on jobs Created

Reports on the number of jobs created by capital projects funded by the State.