MJSP Grants

MJSP Grants

The MJSP Partnership program, focuses on providing training for both new and existing employees of participating businesses throughout the state.


Minnesota participating businesses must partner with an accredited Minnesota educational institution. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to the educational institution to develop and deliver custom training specific to business needs. A cash or in-kind contribution from the participating business must match the grant funds on at least a one-to-one basis.

Eligible educational institutions must be accredited through institutional or specialized accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Projects average one to three years in duration.

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program

Program Purpose: To act as a catalyst between business and education in developing cooperative training projects that provide training for new jobs or retrain existing employees.
How it Works: Grants are awarded to educational institutions with businesses as partners.
Eligible applicants: Accredited public and/or private educational institutions partnering with businesses within the state are eligible.


All projects must have at least one educational institution and one business working together.  Cash and/or in-kind contributions from the participating business(es) must match Partnership funds on at least a one-to-one ratio.
Eligible Projects: Funds may be used for training-related costs or educational infrastructure improvements necessary to support businesses located or intending to locate in Minnesota.
Ineligible Activities: Requests for wage subsidies and tuition reimbursements are not eligible.
Maximum Available: Up to $400,000 of Partnership funds per grant can be awarded for a project.  A “Short Form” application is available for grants of $50,000 or less, to assist smaller businesses in getting the customized training they need.
Terms: Projects average twelve months to three years in duration.  The grant agreement must be executed within 90 days from the date of the award or the award becomes null and void.
Application Accepted: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis through a grant application process.  Grants, pending the availability of funding, are generally approved two to three times per year.  Grant application deadlines are posted on the Meeting Schedule tab of the MJSP website.
Approving Authority: Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board.
Disbursement of Funds: Costs are paid on a reimbursement basis.


Professional & Workforce Training
Matthew Salo
Director of Training

Heidi Braun
Director of Training
(763) 576-4045

MJSP Information Request Form

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