Grants provide the seed money to train people for new careers or to advance labor-enhancing programs. The Department of Labor and Industry’s (DLI) grants programs help to ensure that Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and safe.
Building Official Training (BOT) grant
Funding to local governments for entry-level training of new building inspectors.
Learn more about Building Official Training grants.
Dual Training (Pipeline) grant
Funding for employers to train new or upskill existing employees for occupations in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.
Learn more about Dual Training grants.
Earned sick and safe time outreach grant
Funding to increase worker knowledge and understanding of Minnesota’s new earned sick and safe time law through outreach, education and technical assistance.
Learn more about earned sick and safe time outreach grants.
Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP) grant
Funding to community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations and Minnesota Tribal governments, to introduce, support and place people of color, indigenous people and women in registered apprenticeship programs.
Learn more about LEAP grants.
Matching funding to employers for projects designed to increase safety and health and to reduce worker injury and illness.
Learn more about Safety grants.
Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) engagement and education grant
Funding to promote engagement and education to build worker and employer understanding of Minnesota laws relating to pregnant and lactating employee rights, including pregnancy accommodations and the right to express milk in the workplace.
Learn more about WESA grants.
Youth Skills Training (YST) grant
Funding to support the development of partnerships between schools and employers that will provide industry-related classroom instruction and paid work experience to high school students aged 16 years and older in high-growth, high-demand, living wage occupations including advanced manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, health care and information technology. Local partnerships must include schools and employers working together to develop and implement YST programs.
Learn more about YST grants.