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Statewide Budget Systems

Four statewide budget information systems support the state’s primary budget processes: Appropriation Maintenance Application (AMA), Budget Planning & Analysis System (BPAS), Capital Budget System (CBS) and Fiscal Note Tracking System (FNTS).

The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Minnesota state government use these systems to prepare operating budgets, capital budgets and fiscal notes. Local units of government also use CBS to submit their capital budget requests to the governor and legislature.

The four statewide budget systems are managed by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Budget Operations Unit and are independent, web-based application systems accessed through the Statewide Administrative Portal. The four systems are secure systems; access to BPAS, CBS, and FNTS requires submission of the statewide budget systems authorization form; access to AMA is linked to security for the statewide accounting system SWIFT.

Budget Planning and Analysis System (BPAS)

BPAS collects and presents historical, current, and projected budget data. It produces the Governor’s proposed biennial budget and proposed supplemental budget changes in the off-year.

Capital Budget System (CBS)

CBS collects and analyzes capital budget proposals from agencies and local units of government and produces the Governor's proposed capital budget.

Fiscal Note Tracking System (FNTS)

FNTS supports the production of fiscal notes during legislative sessions as required in Minnesota Statutes, Section 3.98.

Appropriation Maintenance Application (AMA)

AMA supports the collection and approval of appropriation budgets for upload to the state’s accounting system, SWIFT, and the budget system, BPAS.

Budget Systems Updates

Budget systems newsletters provide updates for each system.

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