Use of Funds
Funds may be used to pay direct training costs for workers in new jobs including trainee wages for on-the-job training, curriculum development, delivery of training, materials and supplies, training equipment and facilities, and trainer travel and lodging costs. Funds may also be used for assessment, testing and certification costs. Training may be provided in-house, by institutions of higher education, by federal, state, or local agencies, by consultants, or equipment vendors.
Applications are accepted on a year-round, first-come, first-serve basis contingent on DEED’s receipt of an eligible application and the availability of funding.
Application forms and additional program information are available on the Forms tab.
Interested businesses are encouraged to contact DEED to inquire about eligibility and the availability of funding. Once an application is submitted, DEED staff will evaluate and score the application and notify the applicant of approval or denial within 15 days or as soon as reasonably possible after DEED’s receipt of the complete application. Eligible applications with a minimum score of 30 points will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional information on the application process and scoring criteria can be found in the Job Training Incentive Program Guide on the Forms tab.
All requests for funding must be submitted as formal application proposals to DEED’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Office on forms provided by DEED. Application forms, along with specific eligibility criteria, guidelines and application instructions can be found on the Forms tab.
Following are instructions and forms for completing a Job Training Incentive Program grant application.
Updated January 2023. This document includes detailed program information and application instructions.
Updated January 2023.
Updated January 2023. This spreadsheet will help businesses determine the size award for which they may be eligible.
Here businesses will find report forms and the program guides that include instructions for managing a Job Training Incentive Program grant and for completing required reports.
Instructions for managing a grant and for completing the required report forms.
This report is to be submitted by the grantee every six months. It provides a narrative description of how the project is progressing as well as information on jobs created, number trained and trainee demographics.
This report is to be submitted by the grantee every six months. It provides information on the project costs incurred and a reimbursement request.
This form provides detailed information for the costs reported on the Financial Report.
This is an example of a completed Project Cost Documentation form.
This report is to be submitted at the conclusion of the project. It provides a narrative description of the project outcomes.
Attestation of Training Received
This form is signed by the trainee and trainer as verification of training provided. There are three versions of the form so that you can use what fits best with the way training is being provided.
Each region of the state has an assigned grant coordinator who can answer questions about the Partnership program. Check the map to identify your region and then find your contact. Both our grant coordinators administer projects in the Twin Cities Metro Area.
NOTE: If you are an individual looking for training assistance please contact the Minnesota Dislocated Worker Program, CareerForce, or the financial aid office of the educational institution you are planning to attend.
Address and Email
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Office
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351
Staff Contact List
Jodie Greising, Director
Danielle Kressin – Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7W, 7E, 11
Vikki Palony – Region 6W, 6E, 8, 9 & 10, 11