Information regarding data will be provided after the grant awards are completed.
2016 Minnesota Statutes
Section 13.599 GRANTS
Subdivision 1.Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them.
(a) "Completion of the evaluation process" means that the granting agency has completed negotiating the grant agreement with the selected grantee.
Subd. 4.Evaluation data. (a) Data created or maintained by a granting agency as part of the evaluation process referred to in this section are protected nonpublic data until completion of the evaluation process at which time the data are public with the exception of trade secret data as defined and classified in section 13.37.
The Equity Article can be found in Laws of Minnesota 2016, Chapter 189, article 12.
We anticipate that because these grants were included in the Equity Article, they will address racial, economic and other inequities in some way.
All DEED requests for proposals (RFPs) will be available on DEED's website. RFPs for the Equity grant programs are not yet available but can be found on the website once they are published.
It will vary depending on the grant program, but will likely be up to $150,000.
With limited information on this request, approval of stipends will be considered upon selection of proposals.
The Equity Grants are given priority. As soon as staff are available and the response time would be one to two days based on information requested. Research and data assistance is available at DEED. An overview of what’s available can be found here.
The grant is to be used by the applicant organization and can include activities related to the grant that would be conducted by a partner agency. Subcontracts with partner agencies is permissible, but the applicant agency contracting with DEED would be the entity held solely accountable for all fiscal and contractual responsibilities, including reporting.
Proposals may apply for up to $350,000 of funding. The Commissioner also reserves the right to increase or decrease the amount of funding requested to prospective grantees.
Please follow the work plan and budget forms as outlined within the RFP. Upon selection of proposals, we anticipate budget and workplan forms modifications taking place.
Your proposal does not necessary have to follow the order of the bulleted questions, as long as your proposal and narrative address all the necessary questions/bullets. You can combine the questions and create your own subheadings if you want for your proposal.
You must submit a total of ten copies, at least one of which must contain the original signature of the agency's authorized representative.
There is no prescribed format for the concise budget back-up. You may use an Excel spreadsheet format.
Yes, but final approval would need to come from DEED. A single purchase over $5,000 would be considered “equipment.” The preference is to have other funds in addition to DEED funds to purchase equipment. Therefore, DEED would ask to see a rationale and reason for the purchase. We also would want to know how many people would be served and trained and a projection of how many people would be served over the life of the equipment.
People who are required to register for Selective Service are required to do so in order to participate in these grants.
It is a goal to target SNAP participants in engaging them in the employment and training activities within an organization's programming that are allowable costs outlined by SNAP E&T. Therefore, the programming already conducted by an organization within this grant proposal could capture reimbursement on services provided to individuals receiving SNAP.
An exact release date for the Capacity Building Grant RFP has yet to be determined but we fully expect it will be this fall. Questions can be directed to Kirk Crowshoe.
Yes, if you are proposing two different models and program approaches for each application, you can submit 2 applications for the same RFP.
No, you do not have to have current Workforce One access to apply to Equity grants. Workforce One is required as a client/case management system, but access to the system is granted to any grantee who is awarded an Equity grant.
No, partnering with a Minnesota WorkForce Center is not required.
Yes, if you are not the fiscal agent on both grant applications, you can partner with one entity who will be the fiscal agent on one grant, and then apply for your own grant award as your own fiscal agent.