Minnesota Putting $2.4M Toward Underserved Workers

29 Jan 2024


Minnesota is giving out nearly $2.4 million in workforce grants aimed at helping underserved adults enter new workforces, the state announced late last week.

The state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will distribute the grants in two major chunks, which will be disbursed to 24 organizations across the state. The Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) grant program will provide $1.4 million to help women find long-term employment in fields where they’re not historically represented. Additionally, DEED’s Adult Support Services Competitive Grants — totaling $950,000 — will be used to provide services like job training, employment prep, internships, and more for low-income adults with a special emphasis on BIPOC communities.

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