CTE Mini Grants

Resource Training & Solutions has partnered with seven other educational service cooperatives and the Minnesota Department of Education to support rural CTE (Career & Technical Education) initiatives within our nine-county region.

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Service Area:

To be eligible for funding, schools must be within Resource Training & Solutions service region (Region 7E). Funds will be prioritized for districts that are full members of Resource Training & Solutions.


Grants up to $5000 are available to provide opportunities to schools, businesses and/or higher education to collaborate on hands-on CTE exploration, exposure, and experiences for students in grades 7 -12. This includes teachers who are seeking direct CTE licensure, or coursework that will lead to that.  Priority is given to educators who are moving from Tier 1 or 2 licensure to Tier 3 or 4 licensure. We reserve the right to offer grant amounts that differ from the applicant’s request. Funds will be prioritized for districts that are full members of Resource Training & Solutions.

Types of Projects:

Mini-grant funds can be used to develop job shadowing programs, acquire CTE licensure, internships, apprenticeships, summer camps, weekend career experiences, industry tours, comprehensive career guidance programs, new CTE courses, teacher externships, or other innovative ideas that advance CTE.

Grant Criteria:

All projects must include at least one high school and one business and/or higher education partner. They must help address local and regional labor market needs. Students must have hands-on learning opportunities and the project must be sustainable after the first year of mini-grant funding.


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  • Applications must be submitted by the end of each month for consideration.  
  • Grant review and selection of successful applicants will be looked at on the last day of each month. Notifications will follow.
  • Funding is currently available.

For More Information:

Alison Orgaard, CTE Manager


(320) 266-5640