MCES Capital Program

The MCES Capital Program consists of the following components:

  • Authorized Capital Program (ACP)
  • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Authorized Capital Program (ACP)

The ACP provides multi-year authorization to spend on program costs where funding has been secured and the Council has given final approval to proceed. It is the total amount of all past and present approvals from the Council.

The 2021 ACP consists of the previously approved ACP; plus the authorization of new programs; authorization adjustments to existing programs; and the deletion of completed and closed-out programs. The changes are summarized below.

Summary of Authorized Capital Program (ACP) Changes  
Previous Authorized Capital Program (ACP) $ 1,000,185,537
Adjustments to Existing Programs $ (6,785,710)
Closed Projects $ (183,128,303)
New Projects $ 222,399,000
Total All Changes $ 32,484,987
Approved 2021 ACP $1,032,670,524

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is the six-year capital investment plan. The Council has not given final approval to these investments. These proposed investments and the year that it is anticipated that the Council will be asked to move them into the ACP is summarized below. Note: years 2021-2023 have been fully authorized.

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Proposed Future Authorizations graph, showing a total of $449 million.Capital Program

The Capital Program consists of the ACP plus the CIP. Table 10 (PDF) from the Metropolitan Council’s 2021 Unified Budget summarizes the MCES 2021-2026 Capital Program.

Capital Budget and Projected Expenses

The Capital Budget is the amount from the ACP that is expected to be spent in that given year. It cannot be exceeded without formal Metropolitan Council action. The adopted MCES 2021 Capital Budget is $185 million. As depicted below, the projected capital expenses for the 2021-2026 timeframe are $1,171 million. The projected expenses are utilized in the development of the debt service numbers in the MCES' Capital Finance Plan.

2021 Capital Budget Projected Expenses bar graph showing total expenses totaling $1,171 million.

For more information on the Capital Programs budget, please see the 2021-2026 Capital Program summary.

Contact us

Capital Program questions: Cory McCullough at or 651-602-1196