Report Outlines Early Outcomes of Minnesota Equity Grants
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Grants have helped further develop nearly 1,500 businesses; train almost 50,000 individuals
ST. PAUL – Grants focused on programs that assist Minnesotans of color, women, youth and people with disabilities have helped further develop nearly 1,500 businesses and assist almost 50,000 career seekers and youth with employment, education and support services across the state, according to a new report released by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The report outlines the work that resulted from passage of the Equity Article, a one-year, $35 million supplemental package of strategic investments that was passed by the legislature in 2016. In 2017, the legislature continued most of this funding, awarding an additional $23.9 million to equity-related programs for a total of $58.9 million.
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