DEED receives authorization for its funding - both state and federal dollars - through the State of Minnesota's budget process.
Minnesota state government operates on a two-year budget cycle, a biennium, that begins on July 1 and ends June 30 of the second year. During each odd-numbered calendar year, the governor proposes - and the legislature ratifies - the state's operating budget (also known as the biennial budget), covering the biennium.
In February 2019, Gov. Tim Walz released his Budget for One Minnesota. The Governor’s budget invests in the people of Minnesota while maintaining fiscal stability. It promotes collaboration across agencies to tackle challenges in a holistic way.
Additional details on the Governor’s budget priorities for DEED are listed below.