Building and using evidence
11. Evaluation Resources
Does the state invest at least 1% of program funds in evaluation capacity?
The state has dedicated resources for using evaluations to improve results.
A 2019 law created Minnesota’s Opiate Epidemic Response grant program. Minnesota Management and Budget’s FY22 budget includes $300,000 (approximately 1% of the agency budget) to conduct experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations for opiate epidemic response grant activities. In addition, Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), administered by the Department of Health, provides tens of millions of dollars in grants annually to communities for health care prevention efforts. This grant program supports grantees with technical assistance and requires grantees to report on evaluation and monitoring of outcomes.