Use of Funds
Grant funds may be used to pay for job-specific skills training through existing training programs. Grant funds may also be used for training-related materials and supplies and for training-related certification or test fees. When a need is adequately demonstrated, up to 10% of the direct training costs may be requested for operating costs directly related to project coordination.
Allowable operating costs include costs associated with recruitment, screening, referral of program participants and job placement, along with costs for completing program reporting requirements.
Applications for this program are accepted periodically based on the availability of funding. Application forms are available on the Forms tab.
Proposals are due four to six weeks before each MJSP board meeting for which Low Income worker Training Program applications are being accepted. Applications must be submitted on or before application due dates.
See the MJSP Board Meeting Schedule for due dates and to review detailed information in the Request for Proposal for the upcoming MJSP Board meeting.
DEED/MJSP staff evaluate applications and make recommendations to the Board. The Board then reviews the applications and recommendations and awards grants at scheduled Board meetings in accordance with guidelines adopted by the Board.
Applicants are encouraged to be available at the Board meeting to answer any questions the Board may have.
All requests for funding must be submitted as formal application proposals to DEED’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Office on forms provided by MJSP. 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 Low Income Worker Training Program grant application.
Updated June 2020. This is the full text version of the application containing detailed program information, application instructions, and the application form.
Here grantees will find report forms and the program guides that include instructions for managing a Low Income Worker Training Program grant and for completing required reports.
Grantees are also required to enter participant information in Workforce One.
Updated September 2020. Instructions for managing a grant and for completing the required report forms.
Provides instructions for adding participant information into the Workforce One database.
Updated September 2020. This report provides a Narrative description of how the project is progressing.
Updated September 2020. This report is completed by the Grantee at the conclusion of the project to provide information on the project outcomes.
Updated September 2020. This form is required to verify participant eligibility based on income.
Updated September 2020. These forms are used to report your costs and to request a reimbursement payment. Your MJSP grant coordinator will provide these forms to you with the pertinent contract information filled in.
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