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CONTACT:  James  Honerman, 651-284-5313 or james.honerman@state.mn.us. A new round of $2.7 million in grants is available to help Minnesota employers create or expand dual-training programs in the industries of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.
Employers in five industries are eligible to receive up to $5,000 for each apprentice ST. PAUL -- Employers are invited to apply for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) grant to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care, information technology and transportation.  Approved employers will receive funds to offset their costs related to program development, related instruction and supplies. Employers can receive up to $5,000 for each registered apprentice.
A new round of $3.7 million in grants is available April 16, 2018, to help Minnesota employers create or expand dual-training programs in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services or information technology industries. The grants are part of the Minnesota PIPELINE Program, which was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2014 to expand dual-training and apprenticeship programs.
The sixth round of Youth Skills Training grants will open late fall of 2022. Grant funds can be used for marketing, recruitment, training, transportation, student certifications and personnel to manage a program. Grants cannot be used to pay student wages. $1 million in grant funding available.
Note:  The Building Official Grant Program has been approved for the 2023-2024 cycle. More information will be available in the coming months. Program description and objective Through this program, DLI seeks eligible municipalities to partner with and fund Building Official Training (BOT) Programs. The funding is provided through competitive grants to the eligible municipalities. A BOT Grant Program Review Committee reviews and scores grant applications and proposals.
The most up-to-date information and grant application materials for Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline grants are available from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE).
DLI announces the availability of $30,000 grant for the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) to encourage, promote, increase and support the participation of women and people of color in apprenticeship programs registered with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.