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Special Initiatives and Grants

Disability Employment Initiative

Information about an innovative partnership working to link Minnesota youth with disabilities to gainful employment.

Shared Vision for Youth Activities

Minnesota's development of youth partnerships at the state and regional levels, leveraging various funding sources.

Higher Education Career Advisors Pilot

A pilot project equipping students in high school with career counseling so they have a greater chance to be successful in the workforce.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

A pilot project to provide pre-employment transition services to youth who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services.

Grant Funded Projects

Overview of the grants awarded from the Minnesota Youth Workforce Competitive Grant Programs.

Grant and Contract Opportunities

Want to do business with DEED? Apply for and manage one of our competitive grants or professional/technical services contracts. See our list of available contract solicitations.

TANF Youth Innovation Project

Provides structured work experiences and introduction to career pathways to youth receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits.

Getting to Work Programs

Designed for nonprofit organizations to establish and operate programs that provide, repair or maintain motor vehicles to assist eligible individuals to obtain or maintain employment.

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