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Dual Training Grant Request for Proposal


The grant Request for Proposal process is available each spring for approximately $5 Million in Dual Training Grant funds. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this grant, please plan accordingly for an upcoming grant round.

Application Steps

Step 1: Carefully read the Request for Proposal!

Step 2: Consult with the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline staff for guidance about dual-training programs

Step 3: Establish a partnership with an eligible related instruction training provider through a selection process

Step 4: Have or will have a dual-training program in at least one eligible occupation during the upcoming year

Step 5: Complete and submit all proposal content through a secure online portal

Step 6: Receive notification from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education about award decision

2024 Request for Proposal Timeline

Request for Proposal Opens: March 12, 2024

Proposal Writing Workshop: March 15, 2024 (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)

Technical Question Deadline: April 9, 2024

Request for Proposal Closes: April 22, 2024 (11:59 p.m.)

Applicants Notified about Awards: May 31, 2024

Grantees Publicly Announced: June 10, 2024

          Visit the Dual Training Grant Archive for more information

2024 Request for Proposal

FY24 Dual Training Grant Request for Proposal

Proposal Portal Login

Applicants must read the Request for Proposal prior to starting any proposal steps in the portal. Applicants are highly encouraged to attend or watch the recording of the Proposal Writing Workshop prior to completing proposal steps in the portal. Applicants must submit all proposal content by April 22nd for the Office of Higher Education to consider the proposal as complete. Below is a list of proposal content that is available in the portal:

  • Proposal Information
  • Related Instruction Training Provider Criteria
  • Related Instruction Training Provider Selection
  • Proposal Narrative
  • Financial and Applicant Capacity Review
  • Proposal Submission

2024 Proposal Technical Questions

Each week, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education will post responses to frequently asked technical questions. Technical questions must be submitted no later than 4:00p.m. central time, on April 9, 2024.

Additional Resources

Please note: Accessible versions of the above documents will be available soon. If you need specific documents in an accessible format, please email your request to

2024 Grantee Timeline

Mandatory Grantee Orientation: June 10, 2024 (1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)

Prepare Grant Documents: June through July 2024

  • Related Instruction Training Agreement
  • Work Plan and Budget
    • Budget Policies and Procedures
  • Dual Trainee Participation Agreement
  • Financial Aid Applications
  • State of Minnesota’s SWIFT System

Sign Grant Contract: August 2024

Optional Dual Trainee Welcome Session: August 8, 2024 (2:00 to 2:45 p.m.)

Begin Dual-Training Program: August 2024



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