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2017-18 Biennial Budget Request

Access & Affordability

Cyber Security
$19 million one-time

Upgrade the University’s network to improve data protection systemwide for students, faculty, staff, and public users. Current security equipment is near the end of its useful life and will be unable to meet exponentially growing technology needs. New firewalls and threat monitoring systems will protect sensitive research, academic, and operational data.


Health Training Restoration
$10.5 million recurring

Restore funding for two critical health programs formerly financially supported by UCare:

  • Family medicine clinical training, education, and research in Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.
  • The Mobile Dental Clinic, a bus staffed by faculty and supervised students, which travels across our state providing preventive and primary dental care to underserved communities. Last year, the clinic served over 1,229 Minnesotans and provided over 5,403 dental procedures.

Health Care

Mining Innovation Minnesota
$3.6 million recurring

Revitalize Minnesota’s mining region through research coordinated with key stakeholders to maximize resource recovery, diversify our state’s mineral opportunity portfolio to include higher value metallic products, and create remediation technologies to reduce sulfate in our water.


Communities

Healthy Minnesota
$3.25 million recurring and $2.5 million one-time

Improve access to quality health care across Minnesota:

  • Invest in the Community University Health Care Clinic, which educates over 230 Academic Health Center students and residents per year in an innovative, interdisciplinary setting.
  • Invest in the Rural Dentist Associate Program, which supports training sites in underserved greater Minnesota communities.

FY17 Supplemental Budget Request
(in millions)

Total state investment

Recurring state investment

One-time state investment

Cyber Security

$19.00

-

$19.0

Health Training Restoration

$10.50

$10.50

-

Mining Innovation Minnesota

$3.60

$3.60

-

Healthy Minnesota

$5.75

$3.25

$2.5

Total

$38.85

$17.35

$21.5