The capital budget process begins in odd-numbered years with the collection of requests from state agencies and local units government and concludes with submission of the governor's capital budget to the legislature in January of the following even-numbered calendar year - alternating years with the biennial operating budget, which is presented to the legislature in odd-numbered years.
The process of developing a comprehensive state capital budget involves the participation of numerous parties and stakeholders over several months. Minnesota Management & Budget issues instructions for capital budget requests in the spring of the year preceding its submission to the legislature. Preliminary submissions of state agency capital budget requests are due in the early summer, with final submissions due in the fall.
The instructions provide guidance to state agencies and local units of government in submitting funding requests for capital projects. Each state agency prepares and submits preliminary capital project requests to MMB by June 19th - please note the deadline has been extended by one week. Final requests are due by October 16th.
Capital budget requests are submitted through the web-based Capital Budget System (CBS). Visit the CBS website
for the system user authorization form, user manual, training video, tips and tricks, and FAQs.
Policies, instructions and procedures for implementing approved capital projects and grant agreements are issued jointly by the Debt management Division, the Budget Division, and the Accounting Division - to ensure the requirements of all applicable statutes and general obligation (G.O.) bonding requirements are met. State agencies and local grantees can find applicable instructions here: