The project must involve training that is an area of employment need. Training must consist primarily of new or customized curriculum that is specific to participating business needs and must be provided by accredited Minnesota training institutions.
For both the Partnership and Pathways programs, preference will be given to institutions that serve economically disadvantaged people, people of color, or those who are victims of economic dislocation, and to businesses located in rural areas.
Additionally, MJSP strongly encourages and prioritizes proposals that include training related to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. In addition, further preference will be given to Pathways projects that:
Collaborations between multiple training institutions and/or businesses are welcome. For Pathways grants, collaboration with public, private, or nonprofit entities that provide employment services to low-income individuals and have a demonstrated track record bringing together employers and workers, private and public funding streams, and other stakeholders to implement pathways to career advancement for low-income individuals is encouraged.
Estimated Total Program Funding: