In support of the implementation of the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline administered by the MN Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), the 2015 Minnesota Legislature established the Dual Training Grant administered by the MN Office of Higher Education(OHE). The Dual Training Grant (Minnesota Statutes 136A.246) is a funding source that generates collaborative and strategic educational solutions between employers and related instruction training providers across Minnesota. Employers or organizations of employers may apply for grants to reimburse expenses related to instruction toward attaining an industry-recognized degree, certificate or credential for their employees.
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To be considered for this competitive grant opportunity, applicants must meet all of the following:
To enter into an agreement with a related instruction training provider for this competitive grant opportunity, a training provider must meet all of the following:
Each spring, approximately $2 million in Dual Training Grant funds are available. A grantee can receive up to $150,000 a year of which a dual trainee can benefit up to $6,000 per year. Grantees receive funds through a reimbursement process. Grantees pay related instruction costs and OHE reimburses grantees for related instruction costs. In some cases, a cost match is required of grantees. Allowable related instruction costs include tuition, fees, books, and materials that are required by training providers.
Grant applications are available each spring. Visit the Request for Application webpage for more details about the application process and upcoming informational opportunities.
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The Related Instruction Inventory is a starting point for employers to develop a dual-training program. This inventory includes education and training program options for MN Dual-Training Pipeline occupations. Employers are not required to partner with the training providers on the list as the list is a means to simply provide options.
For Dual Training Grant Questions, please contact OHE at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 355-0609
For MN Dual-Training Pipeline Questions, please contact DLI at Pipeline.Program@state.mn.us