Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan are proposing over $980 million for projects that protect our drinking water, keep communities safe, maintain existing state facilities, and support safe housing.
Our state’s water and transportation systems protect Minnesotans’ health and safety. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan invests more than $215 million in water and transportation infrastructure, including more than $119 million to support grants and low-interest loans to keep our water clean and replace lead pipes. The infrastructure plan includes $28 million to establish new grant programs to help remove contaminants like PFAS from drinking water and $2 million to develop a continuous nitrate monitoring network.
Everyone in Minnesota deserves to be safe and protected. That’s why Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $142 million for public safety projects, including expanding laboratory and investigatory capacity for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and planning for a Minnesota State Patrol headquarters. The plan also includes $47 million to build the infrastructure needed to provide rehabilitative, programming, and educational space for incarcerated individuals.
Every Minnesotan deserves access to a safe and affordable place to call home and a healthy environment. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $97 million for housing and environment, with more than half of that in Housing Infrastructure Bonds to develop multifamily housing for people facing homelessness, seniors, and families.The infrastructure plan also includes more than $16 million to update the Minneapolis Veterans Home to better meet residents’ needs.
Maintaining and renewing state facilities is an important part of a safe, healthy, and fiscally responsible state budget. That’s why Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $440 million to maintain and renew the buildings that taxpayers own and rely on every day, including nearly $206 million for Minnesota State and the University of Minnesota to repair and renovate buildings across the state.
Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $85 million for other infrastructure needs across the state, including $40 million for local government projects and $5 million in grants to construct and renovate early childhood facilities and help ensure families have access to early childhood programs housed in safe facilities.