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Grants provide the seed money to train people for new careers or to advance labor-enhancing programs. The Department of Labor and Industry’s (DLI) grants programs help to ensure that Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and safe.

View a handout about grants available from DLI.

Building Official Training (BOT) grant

Funding to local governments for entry-level training of new building inspectors.
Learn more about Building Official Training grants.

Clean Economy Occupations grant

Funding to support registered apprenticeship programs to upgrade their capacity to train registered apprentices and upskill incumbent workers in clean economy occupations
Learn more about Clean Economy Occupations grants.

Dual Training (Pipeline) grant

Funding for employers to train new or upskill existing employees for occupations in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology. 
Learn more about Dual Training grants.

Earned sick and safe time (ESST) outreach grant

Funding to increase worker knowledge and understanding of Minnesota’s earned sick and safe time (ESST) law through outreach, education and technical assistance.
Learn more about ESST outreach grants.

Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP) grant

Funding to community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations and Minnesota Tribal governments, to introduce, support and place people of color, indigenous people and women in registered apprenticeship programs. 
Learn more about LEAP grants.

Registered Apprenticeships of Tomorrow's Clean Economy grant

Funding to existing electrical registered apprenticeship programs and/or other registered apprenticeship programs most impacted by the transition to a clean economy in an effort to upskill apprentices and incumbent workers in new technologies.
Learn more about Registered Apprenticeships of Tomorrow's Clean Economy grant

Safety grant

Matching funding to employers for projects designed to increase safety and health and to reduce worker injury and illness.
Learn more about Safety grants.

Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) engagement and education grant

Funding to promote engagement and education to build worker and employer understanding of Minnesota laws relating to pregnant and lactating employee rights, including pregnancy accommodations and the right to express milk in the workplace.
Learn more about WESA grants.

Youth Skills Training (YST) grant

Funding to support the development of partnerships between schools and employers that will provide industry-related classroom instruction and paid work experience to high school students aged 16 years and older in high-growth, high-demand, living wage occupations including advanced manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, health care and information technology. Local partnerships must include schools and employers working together to develop and implement YST programs.
Learn more about YST grants.