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Request for proposals

DLI seeks proposals from eligible municipalities to partner with and fund Building Official Training Programs. The objective is to encourage, promote, provide and support municipal partnerships to educate and train new building officials. These partnerships will provide classroom instruction and paid learning opportunities in the administration and enforcement of the Minnesota State Building Code. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to achieve these objectives.

Available funds

DLI may award up to 12 annual Building Official Training grants: four for the seven-county metro area and eight for out-state municipalities. Grants may be awarded for two types of tracks:

  • Track 1:  Provides training for plan review and inspection of structures regulated by the Minnesota Residential Code (Chapter 1309) – a one-year training period with an award of up to $65,000.

  • Track 2:  Includes Track 1 and additional training for plan review and inspection of commercial structures regulated by the Minnesota Building Code (Chapter 1305) – a two-year training period. This includes an additional grant award of up to $65,000 for the second year of training. 

Funding will be allocated through a competitive process. The Grant Program committee will review and score grant applications and proposals.


Proposals will be accepted through 4 p.m., July 24, 2020.

Submit a proposal

Review the documents below for instructions about how to submit a proposal

Download, complete and submit the documents below as your proposal and application.


Technical assistance is available for interpreting the RFP and application instructions by contacting:

  • Terence Olson, 651-284-5627

  • Eileen McNiff, 651-284-5859

Submit questions by email by July 6, 2020, to

Contact with any DLI personnel about this RFP other than the persons named above  could result in disqualification.