News: Federal funding will modernize and protect technology, maintain safe facility ventilation

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Hennepin County Minnesota


Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-910-9111


Federal funding will modernize and protect technology, maintain safe facility ventilation

The board accepted federal funds to meet new technology needs and maintain facility air quality. Funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.


$10M to modernize and protect technology

The board designated $10 million to support residents and staff with improved technology. COVID-19 has changed many business practices, often creating a greater technology need. New technology solutions will advance the county’s digital service delivery.


Improve design and execution of programs

Funding will make improvements to technology supporting health, public health and relief programs.


Modernize hardware and software

IT will ensure staff have the technology they need to work remote, onsite or hybrid. IT will also upgrade technology and make it more accessible to meet resident needs. To make way for new changes, IT will clean up old technology.


Protect critical infrastructure

Funding will update and improve security software to protect county and resident data.


Modernize business processes

IT created new solutions to connect residents with services during the pandemic. Funding will operationalize and improve these solutions.  


$5M to maintain safe ventilation in county buildings

The county designated $5 million for safe indoor air quality for residents and staff in county buildings.

Hennepin County has improved its facility ventilation to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This new funding will maintain improvements. Staff will also use funding to study ways to reduce energy use and operational costs.


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