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Note:  The Building Official Training (BOT) Grant Program has been approved for the 2023 cycle.

Program description and objective

Through this program, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) seeks eligible municipalities to partner with and provide support to through partial funding and training guidance. 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 objective is to encourage, promote, and provide support to municipalities who will educate and train individuals on their path to becoming building officials. The municipalities will provide training through educational instruction and paid on-the-job learning opportunities in the administration and enforcement of the Minnesota State Building Code. Successful grant applicants will demonstrate the ability to achieve these objectives.

Application period

The application period for the 2023 BOT Grant program is Aug 8, 2022, to 4 p.m. Sept. 9, 2022. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and associated documents are posted below.


DLI may award up to $390,000 in BOT grants for the 2023 cycle. Individual grants may be awarded as a “full-time” or a “half-time” grant. Applicants should clearly state in their proposal whether they are applying for a full-time or half-time grant.

Up to five full-time grants

  • This will be a one-year, full-time training period for one person, with an award of up to $65,000.

Up to two half-time grants

  • This will be a one-year, half-time training period for one person, with an award of up to $30,000. This could allow a municipality the opportunity to cross-train an individual from another department in the enforcement of building codes. 

Information and apply


For more information, contact:

  • Terence Olson, 651-284-5627

Submit questions by email by Aug. 31, 2022, to