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Partnership Program

Our main training grant option, the Partnership program, focuses on providing training for both new and existing employees of participating businesses throughout the state.


Minnesota participating businesses must partner with an accredited Minnesota educational institution. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to the educational institution to develop and deliver custom training specific to business needs. A cash or in-kind contribution from the participating business must match the grant funds on at least a one-to-one basis.

Eligible educational institutions must be accredited through institutional or specialized accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Projects average one to three years in duration.

Download a printer-friendly Partnership Program Fact Sheet.

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