In May 2022, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die without passing major supplemental finance bills, a tax bill, or a bonding bill. Despite a historic budget surplus, legislators grappled with election year pressures coupled with no requirement to pass budget or bonding bills. Since the legislature did not pass a bonding bill before it adjourned, the University's capital request was not funded.
2022 Capital Request
Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement
$400 million in state funding
Preserve and renew the U of M’s existing infrastructure to better serve students, maximize its useful life, and ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of building users. The U of M allocates HEAPR funding systemwide in four categories: health, safety, and accessibility; building systems; utility infrastructure; and energy efficiency. View the 2022 HEAPR project request list.
Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
$72 million in state funding
Renovate 95-year-old Fraser Hall to create a 117,000-square-foot modern chemistry teaching laboratory serving students from every college on the Twin Cities campus. This building will provide 18 active learning laboratories–serving high demand STEM courses–with space for lab preparation, academic support, and collaborative learning. Funding for design was provided in the 2020 bonding bill.
$1.64 million in state funding
Predesign and design the existing 70-year-old, obsolete Chemistry Building on the Duluth campus to serve other high priority science and technology programs. Renovating and modernizing this space will provide active learning classrooms and much-needed laboratory space for students in the Computer Science and Earth & Environmental Science programs, as well as research lab space.
Agricultural Research and Education Complex
$60 million in state funding
Design, acquire land, and build a new agricultural research and education complex dedicated to the Future of Advanced Agricultural Research in Minnesota (FAARM). This integrated hub will support researchers, instructors, and industry partners to study all aspects of agriculture, including smart farming, livestock, soil health, water quality, climate, and the sustainability of rural economies.
Health Discovery Hub
$140 million in state funding
Design and construct a 275,000 square foot facility on the Twin Cities campus to improve Minnesotans' access to advanced treatments, state-of-the-art care, and cross-collaborative health teams. This hub will house patient-centered research clinics, the rural Minnesota health clinical research network, a medical device center to test new technologies, the Clinical Translational Science Institute and the Masonic Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office. Watch a video to learn more.
Academic Health Center Duluth - Design
$12 million in state funding
Design an approximately 180,000 square foot facility in the Duluth Medical District to provide high demand health care education and interprofessional training. The facility's teaching, clinical practice, and research spaces will support Greater Minnesota workforce needs in partnership with area colleges and health systems and serve local communities with a focus on health equity. Learn more about the Academic Health Center Duluth.
|Project Name||Project Total||UMN /
|Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement||$400||---||$400|
|Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories||$108||$36||$72|
|Agricultural Research and Education Complex||$120||$60||$60|
|Health Discovery Hub||$210||$70||$140|
|Academic Health Center Duluth–Design||$18||$6||$12|
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