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Dual Training Grant Request for Application


Grant applications are available each spring for approximately $2 Million in Dual Training Grant funds. If you are interested in applying for this grant, please plan accordingly for an upcoming grant round.

Application Steps

Step 1: Have or will have a dual-training program in at least one MN Dual-Training Pipeline occupation during the upcoming year. OHE highly encourages potential applicants to contact MN Dual-Training Pipeline staff for assistance in establishing, reviewing, and updating dual-training programs
Step 2: Establish a partnership with one or more qualified related instruction training provider(s) through a competitive selection process. Additional training providers cannot be added after the application deadline.
Step 3: Carefully read the Request for Application
Step 4: Complete the application (online)
Step 5: Complete all application documents (Word and PDF formats)
Step 6: Verify that all materials have been submitted by the deadline

2023 Application Timeline

Request for Application Opens: March 1, 2023

Application Writing Workshops: March 8th at 10:00am and March 9th at 1:00pm (Click HERE for more info)

Request for Application Closes: April 3, 2023

Applicants Notified about Awards: May 9, 2023

2023 Request for Application

Eligible applicants are welcome to apply for the Minnesota Dual Training Grant. Please begin the process by carefully reading the Dual Training Grant Request for Application.


Next, all applicants must complete and submit the following items:

*Additional application documents are reserved for applicants with annual gross revenue below $25,000,000 during the previous calendar year, applicants who are non-governmental organizations (non-profits), and/or applicants with training providers who operate legally in Minnesota through an exemption. These applicants must refer to “Part 3 – Applicable Application Documents” on page 12 of the Request for Application.

Applicants are encouraged to utilize the following resources in the application process:

Applicants are encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Technical Questions on a weekly basis:

*Technical assistance is available for interpreting instructions or preparing applications by emailing Technical questions must be submitted no later than 4:00pm central time on March 20, 2023.

If applicants would like to begin planning for becoming potential grantees, the following documents are available:

The grant contract template is only a template. The Office of Higher Education will create the official contract. Potential grantees may want to begin reviewing contract language now to ensure agreement.

The training agreement will be due following award notification and prior to executing a grant contract. Potential grantees may want to connect with training providers now to begin this process.

  • Important Dates for Grantees
    • Mandatory Grantee Orientation: May 25th at 10am OR June 1st at 1pm
    • Optional Dual Trainee Welcome Session: August 10th at 2pm


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