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Grants awarded

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LEAP grants will be awarded to the following organizations to be used for programs operating from Oct. 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025.

  • Carpenters Training Institute (Carpenters and Joiners Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Trust Fund) - $91,919

  • Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. - $50,000

  • Construction Careers Foundation - $30,000

  • EMERGE Community Development - $100,000

  • Finishing Trades of the Upper Midwest - $99,120

  • Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (Goodwill Industries, Inc.) - $99,548

  • International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology - $47,000

  • Karen Organization of Minnesota - $100,000

  • Minneapolis Electrical JATC - $100,000

  • Minnesota/North Dakota Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Journeyman and Apprenticeship Training Trust Fund - $100,000

  • Urban League Twin Cities - $100,000

  • Wells Academy - $69,800


This grant funding is to facilitate the participation and/or retention of people of color, Indigenous people, and women in registered apprenticeship programs through various means including outreach, education, assessment, preparation, support services, instruction, training, placement and retention activities.

There are currently 11,000 registered apprentices in Minnesota. However, women and communities of color have been historically underrepresented in apprenticeship participation.

Application period

The application period for the grant has closed. Check back later for the next opportunity to apply.


Contact Betsy Adamson, DLI, at 651-284-5196 or with questions or for technical assistance.

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