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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

2017 Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP) Grant

Apprenticeship Minnesota announced $210,000 in grants available for the operation of Labor Education Advancement Programs (LEAP) in October 2017. The purpose of LEAP is to help community-based organizations increase the participation of women and minorities in registered apprenticeship. There are currently more than 11,000 active apprentices in Minnesota. However, women and minorities are underrepresented.

The grant's performance period is Jan. 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Application deadline

Applications were accepted through Nov. 13, 2017.

Questions submitted about the grant

Question: What are the minimum age requirements for the LEAP grant? I work with high school students.

Answer: Apprenticeship programs registered with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry serve and train workers who are 18 years and older. The purpose of a LEAP grant is to fund community-based organization efforts to facilitate, support and place female and minorities in registered apprenticeship programs in Minnesota. These population demographics are underrepresented in apprenticeship.