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Area organizations among those receiving DEED grants

Wed 10-9-2019

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded 42 grants statewide totaling $10,940,160 (almost $11M) under the Minnesota Pathways to Prosperity program.  

DEED received nearly $21 million dollars in funding requests for the SFY 2020-21 funding cycle.   

Among the grants awarded include:

$400,000 to the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council for training in health care, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation and construction.

$300,000 to South Central College in Mankato for training in construction and information technology.

And $400,000 to the Minnesota Valley Action Council in Mankato for training in manufacturing, health care, transportation and construction.

Pathways to Prosperity plays an essential role in reducing economic disparities across the state. These competitive grants fund programs and services provide workforce development and training opportunities to adults in Minnesota experiencing barriers to employment.