Improving Our Competitive Grantmaking at DEED

21 May 2019

The mission of DEED is to grow the economy of Minnesota for everyone. One of the most important ways we pursue that mission is through partnerships. Minnesota is home to many nonprofit and civic organizations who are building innovative solutions to help Minnesotans from all backgrounds find meaningful employment across the state. By working with excellent partners, we can do so much more for Minnesota’s job-seekers and businesses.

One of the ways we work with partners is through competitive grants, which create competition between organizations for state dollars to meet DEED’s mission. Over time, some of our community partners have told us that DEED could do a better job when it comes to soliciting and awarding these grants.

Taking that feedback into consideration, we’re announcing some new principles and priorities to improve our customer service for these competitive grant processes by making them more transparent, fast, and fair.

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