State agency evidence-based proposal form
The State of Minnesota is making dramatic strides in its use of evidence to inform which programs we fund and how we implement those programs. The consistent use of evidence helps policymakers improve outcomes over time and across a wide range of public services. To continue that progress, the evidence-based proposal form (below) allows agencies to highlight the evidence that supports their proposals.
Agencies should complete this form for any budget proposals that your agency would like to see categorized as "evidence-based" during the budget review and decision-making process. This includes proposals for new programs as well as proposals to change or expand existing activities.
The Results First team at Minnesota Management and Budget will review the submission and - where high-quality impact evaluations exist - may verify this is an evidence-based proposal. Some proposals are more likely to include evidence-based practices than others. For example, generic operating increases are less likely to have qualifying evidence of effectiveness. Other proposals (e.g., direct provision of services, programs, practices, or new grant funding), are more likely to have qualifying evidence of effectiveness.
State Agency Evidence Based Proposal Form (docx)
State Agency Evidence Based Proposal Form (pdf)
State Agency Evidence Based Proposal Form - Example A
State Agency Evidence Based Proposal Form - Example B