Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP) Grant
The application period for the LEAP grant has closed. Please check back in late summer for the next opportunity to apply.
The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to community-based organizations to facilitate the participation of people of color, Indigenous people and women in registered apprenticeship programs. There are currently approximately 11,000 registered apprentices in Minnesota; however, women and communities of color have been historically underrepresented in registered apprenticeship participation.
The objective of the LEAP grant is to increase participation of people of color, Indigenous people and women in apprenticeship programs registered with DLI. Successful applicants will articulate and demonstrate an ability to achieve these objectives through various means, including outreach, education, assessment, preparation, support services, instruction, training, placement and retention activities.
Proposals will be accepted from community-based organizations serving people of color, Indigenous people and/or women.
Contact Betsy Adamson, DLI, at 651-284-5196 or ApprGrants.DLI@state.mn.us with questions or for technical assistance.