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Minnesota Pipeline Program Dual Training Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
May 21, 2018

Jacquelynn Mol Sletten


Pipeline Program Dual Training Grants provide funding for employers in Minnesota to cover the costs of degree, certificate, and/or recognized credential programs for their permanent employees who are seeking training in high need industries and occupations.

Funded dual training programs must:

  • Involve student/employees who are employed at a permanent work location within Minnesota
  • Meet competency standards through means of on-the-job training by the employer and related instruction by a qualified training provider
  • Result in student/employee earning an industry-recognized degree, certificate, or credential through a qualified related instruction training provider upon successful completion of the dual training program

Eligible occupation training programs in the healthcare services industry include:

  • Community health worker
  • Electronic health records manager
  • Health support specialist
  • Medical assistant
  • Psychiatric/mental health technician inpatient
  • Psychiatric/mental health technician outpatient
  • Senior living culinary manager

Other eligible industries include:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Information technology

Per statue, Dual Training Grant funds are required to be disbursed proportionally throughout the state of Minnesota. Many rural businesses have applied for and been awarded funds.


Eligible applicants are employers or organizations of employers that are able to work with the Minnesota Pipeline program to offer dual training programs where employees receive on-the-job training and qualified related instruction.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000 per applicant and $6,000 per student/employee
Estimated total program funding: $3,725,631

Applicants with annual revenue that exceeds $25,000,000 from the previous calendar year are required to match at least 25% of the related instruction costs for each student/employee.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Submit the online application by May 21, 2018. Additional application documents must be delivered by May 25, 2018 by fax (651.797.1636), email (, or by mail to:

MN Office of Higher Education / Dual Training Grant
1450 Energy Park Drive, Ste. 350
St. Paul, MN 55108

Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Community health workers · Health aides and assistants · Health information technology workforce · Health workforce education and training · Licensure and certification of health professionals · Minnesota

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