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The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) ensures Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and safe. We are committed to fair and competent enforcement of the laws our agency administers and serving as a responsive and reliable resource for all Minnesotans, including employers, workers, insurers and licensees.

View a handout about grants available from DLI.

Building Official Training (BOT) grant

Funding for municipalities to train individuals through classroom instruction and paid on-the-job learning to become certified building officials and administer and enforce the Minnesota State Building Code.
Learn more about Building Official Training grants.

Dual Training grant

Funding for employers to train employees in an occupation within the industries of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology. Grants can be used for expenses related to instruction toward attaining an industry-recognized degree, certificate or credential for their employees.
Learn more about Dual Training grants.

Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP) grant

Funding to community-based organizations to introduce, support and place people of color, Indigenous people and women participants in registered apprenticeship programs.
Learn more about LEAP grants.

Safety grant

Funding for employers to reduce workplace illnesses and injuries through impactful projects designed to increase safe and healthful working conditions. The Safety Grant Program awards matching funds up to $10,000 to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of work related injury and illness to their employees.
Learn more about Safety 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.