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The Clean Economy Occupations Grant seeks to support the 2022 Minnesota Climate Action Framework which sets a vision for how Minnesota will address and prepare for climate change. This grant seeks to support registered apprenticeship programs to upgrade their capacity to train registered apprentices and upskill incumbent workers in clean economy occupations.


The grant program seeks proposals from registered apprenticeship programs in Minnesota who aim to increase their capacity to train registered apprentices and incumbent workers within clean economy occupations. 

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements below to be considered for an award of funding. If an application does not fully meet these requirements it will not be further reviewed. 

To be eligible for funding, applicants must: 

  1. Be a registered apprenticeship program in Minnesota, and

  2. Meet the application deadline.

Award amount

The total available funding for the upcoming grant cycle is anticipated to total up to $950,000. DLI anticipates awarding funds to eight to 12 organizations.

Grant timeline

  • Feb. 12, 2024:  The request for proposals (RFP) (application) period opens

  • Feb. 20, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.:  Webinar about the RFP and application process (register for the webinar)

  • Feb. 29, 2024 at 1 p.m.: Webinar about the RFP and application process (register for the webinar)

  • March 7, 2023 at 4 p.m.:  Last day to submit questions

  • March 15, 2024, noon, Central Standard Time:  Grant applications are due

  • May 10, 2024:  Grant recipients announced

  • July 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2025:  Grant period of performance

RFP and application materials 


Contact Lyla Brown at with questions or for technical assistance.

Other information

View additional DLI grant funding opportunities.