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Automation Training Incentive Program

This program provides grants to small businesses for the purpose of training existing workers on new automation technology.


Grants of up to $35,000 are available to small businesses in the manufacturing or skilled production industry for the express purpose of training incumbent workers as quickly and effectively as possible on new automation technology. The program is available to existing Minnesota Businesses located outside of the seven county metropolitan area OR located in the cities of Cannon Falls, Hanover, Rockford, Northfield, and New Prague that are investing in new automation technology at the project location. Training is for existing, full-time jobs paying at least 120% of federal poverty guidelines.

Additional program information and eligibility requirements are outlined in the Automation Training Incentive Program Guide.

Download a printer-friendly Automation Training Incentive Program Fact Sheet.

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