13. Results-Focused Budget Process


A 2017 Minnesota law required state agencies to include performance data in their biennial budget documents. This performance data is frequently disaggregated to highlight disparities. FY22-23 budget instructions direct agencies to include information about the evidence base for their budget proposals and provide a supplemental form that documents the summary of evidence, citations, and amount to be spent on the activity. Agencies describe their proposed approach’s desired outcome measures, strategies for evaluation, support for effective implementation, implementation considerations, and context, including modifications that differ from the research. Each of those components is scored and assessed based on a rubric by Minnesota Management and Budget. In addition, the state used evidence to inform funding decisions that resulted in $87 million in new or expanded evidence-based programming in the FY20-21 budget.

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