FY18 - 19 Biennial Budget Request
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The 2017 higher education budget bill provided $54.62 million in new funding in FY18-19 for the University of Minnesota for the following items:
- $27.95 million for core missions
- $14 million for health training restoration
- $8 million for MnDRIVE cancer initiative
- $4 million for the Natural Resources Research Institute
- $1 million for tuition assistance at the Morris campus
- $50,000 for planning a program for students with academic and developmental disabilities
- $376,000 reduction in the Bell Museum's base appropriation
Biennial total: $68.2 million
Address inflationary costs of U of M's critical research, education and outreach activities in conjunction with administrative cost reductions to minimize tuition increases.
Biennial total: $22 million
- Create a U of M Student Success Center with services designed to lower the cost of college by raising undergraduate retention and graduation rates
- Prepare Minnesota’s multicultural high school students for college
- Advance STEM education to meet Minnesota’s workforce needs
Biennial total: $32 million
Bolster U of M research strengths to solve Minnesota’s greatest challenges:
- Harness data: integrate information to advance technology and decision making
- Fight cancer: improve statewide access to cancer clinical trials
- Strengthen communities: develop solutions to reduce social inequality statewide
- Clean water: improve water quality and long-term sustainability statewide
Watch our video to learn more about MnDRIVE's great successes and future goals.
Biennial total: $4 million
Strengthen the Natural Resources Research Institute's applied research activites to accelerate innovation and economic development in key areas such as minerals, mining & water; energy & the environment; and forest products & bioeconomy.
Biennial total: $14 million
Restore funding for two U of M health programs formerly funded by UCare:
- Family Medicine and Community Health residencies train future family physicians and provide care to underserved communities
- The Mobile Dental Clinic, preventive and primary dental care statewide in underserved communities
Biennial total: $7 million
Support new operating costs and expanded hands-on, interactive programming, services, and outreach. The Bell Museum, established by the state legislature in 1872, is Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium.