DEED Announces $2.4 Million in Job Training Grants for Women Entering Non-Traditional Occupations and Underserved Adults

25 Jan 2024


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced nearly $2.4 million in workforce grants for 24 organizations to help adults facing barriers to employment find and keep in-demand, career-path employment.

Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) Grants – totaling $1.4 million – provide services that encourage and assist women to enter high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional occupations including but not limited to those in the skilled trades and Information Technology occupations. Adult Support Services Competitive Grants – totaling $950,000 – fund new or enhanced services such as job training, employment preparation, internships, job assistance to parents, financial literacy and academic and behavioral interventions for adults. Grants under this program must focus on low-income communities, adults from families with a history of intergenerational poverty and communities of color. Together, grantees expect to serve more than 830 Minnesotans through these programs.

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