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Job Training Incentive Program

This program provides grants to new or expanding businesses located in Greater Minnesota for the purposes of training workers as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Grants of up to $200,000 are awarded to eligible businesses to provide training for new jobs. Eligible applicants include 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 adding at least three new jobs. The new jobs must pay wages at least equal to 120% of federal poverty guidelines for a family of four. For 2024, this is $37,440 per year. The new jobs must also provide at least 32 hours of work per week for a minimum of nine months per year. Businesses are required to match the grant on a .5:1 basis.

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

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

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