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Office of Adult Career Pathways

Our adult employment and training programs provide adults who traditionally face multiple barriers to employment, and who are in need of enhanced educational and supportive services, to be successful in securing long-term family sustaining wages.

Our programs work to eliminate racial disparities and large economic gaps in Minnesota, to increase Minnesotans’ literacy and access to high-growth and high-wage jobs, and to increase the number of women in high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional occupations.

Capacity Building Grant Program

Assists nonprofit organizations offering or seeking to offer workforce development and economic development programming deliver their mission and perform effectively by providing funding to improve organizational capacity

Support Services Competitive Grant Program

Provides grants to organizations that provide support services for individuals.

Southeast Asian Economic Disparities Relief Competitive Grant Program

Funds projects that work to eliminate racial disparities and the large economic gaps between white Minnesotans and Minnesotans of Southeast Asian communities.

Pathways to Prosperity Competitive Grant Program

Programs and services designed to provide workforce development and training opportunities to economically disadvantaged adults that will help them develop increased career awareness.

Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) Competitive Grant Program

Works to increase the number of women in high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional occupations.

Resources for Grantees

These documents are for reference only. Your organization does not need to complete these documents as part of a Request for Proposal process. Please only use these for reference as samples of the fiscal and monitoring requirements that will be required if your organization is selected to receive a grant administered by the Office of Adult Career Pathways.

Contact Us

Adult Career Pathways
Department of Employment and Economic Development
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
Saint Paul, MN 55101
AdultCompetitiveGrants.DEED@state.mn.us

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