Construction Career Readiness Training Funding applications are accepted on a continuous basis and are reviewed bimonthly.
Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announces the availability of $300,000 in additional funding to support construction career readiness/pre-apprenticeship programming to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program in the construction trades. DLI seeks program proposals that target minority and/or female populations — demographics currently underrepresented in construction and apprenticeship. Performance period: A six-month period beginning on your proposed date, or the date the contract is fully executed (whichever is later). Proposals will not be accepted after Jan. 15, 2020.
Support construction orientation and readiness training that prepares minority and female participants for careers in the construction trades through registered apprenticeship. There are currently more than 11,500 active apprentices today. However, female and minority participation account for 7 and 20 percent of that total, respectively. This funding opportunity is made possible through a $3.3 million U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Expansion Grant to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to facilitate and support the expansion of registered apprenticeship in Minnesota.
Recruit minority and/or female participants and deliver construction career readiness/pre-apprenticeship training that results in the placement of participants into a registered apprenticeship program.
Proposals will be accepted from registered apprenticeship construction training programs in Minnesota serving the targeted population on a competitive basis. To qualify, pre-apprenticeship programs will need to provide quality training that delivers entry requisites to construction apprenticeship, provides for meaningful hands-on training that does not displace paid employees and has at least two community-based partners that could assist with recruiting participants and/or provide them with support and wrap-around services. Proposals are accepted on a continual basis while funds remain, and are reviewed bimonthly.
Application materials can be found here.
If you currently receive Construction Career Readiness Training Funding you are not eligible to submit a proposal at this time.