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Dual Training Grant Application Open for Minnesota Employers



St. Paul, Minn. –– The application period for the 2023 Dual Training Grant is now open for eligible employers to apply for funding for related instruction of their dual-training programs. Grants are available to employers who are in the following high-growth, in-demand industries: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.

To receive the grant, employers develop their own dual-training programs for more than 80 eligible occupations with identified competency standards within the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline, which is administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The application window will be open until April 3, 2023. 

The Dual Training Grant reimburses employers for costs of tuition, fees, required books, and required materials for their dual trainee’s related instruction component. Employers can receive up to $150,000 with a $6,000 maximum per dual trainee. The related instruction must result in a completion of an industry-recognized degree, certificate, or credential. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a virtual grant writing workshop to learn more about applying for the grant. 

Administered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, the Dual Training Grant program is a funding source that generates collaborative and strategic educational solutions between employers and training providers across Minnesota. The dual-training model pairs on-the-job training with formal related instruction to create a robust learning environment – resulting in skilled employees, also known as dual trainees, and an enhanced company culture.  

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a virtual Request for Application Writing Workshop to learn more about applying for the grant. 

Interested employers can register now for the virtual workshops on the Office of Higher Education website. For more information the Dual Training Grant, request for application form, and to find the virtual workshop registration links, visit  

For specific questions regarding the Dual Training Grant or upcoming workshops, contact Jacquelynn Mol Sletten, state financial aid administrator, at 651-355-0609 or

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