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Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant Proposal Deadline Sept 17

June 29, 2018
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board is soliciting applications for grant funding for new and incumbent worker training programs.  MJSP will accept applications for the Partnership and Pathways Programs.
Short Form applications are available for grants of up to $50,000.  In addition, applications for Pre-Development grants for the Partnership Program will be considered.

Funding Availability
Approximately $6 million is available for distribution for the remainder of FY 2019 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019).  In order to provide for multiple funding cycles, the board may authorize less than the available funds at any board meeting.

The maximum grant award for the Partnership and Pathways programs is $400,000. A Short-form application is available for Partnership or Pathways grant requests of up to $50,000.  The maximum grant award for Pre-Development grants is $50,000.

Funding will be allocated through a competitive process with review by staff and final funding decisions by the MJSP board of directors. All funding decisions are final.  The 12 member board of directors represent Minnesota businesses, labor, government, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Funding decisions will be made at the October 29, 2018 MJSP board meeting.

Submission Deadlines and Minimum Requirements
The deadline for the submission of regular applications is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018.   Short Form applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018.  No late proposals will be considered.
Proposals must be submitted to Department of Employment and Economic Development, Business and Community Development Division, Minnesota Job Skills Partnership via email at Only proposals received by the deadlines above will be eligible for consideration at the October 29, 2018 MJSP Board meeting. No exceptions will be made in the event of technical issues or delays.

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