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Detroit Lakes Tribune: New Grants in MN Offer up to $30K to Help Businesses Cover Costs of Accommodating Workers with Disabilities

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 14, 2024
Detroit Lakes Tribune: New Grants in MN Offer up to $30K to Help Businesses Cover Costs of Accommodating Workers with Disabilities

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in St. Paul is offering grants to small- to mid-sized Minnesota businesses. They can request reimbursements for up to $30,000 in expenses related to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants and employees with disabilities through the Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund. This fund aims to connect great workers with great businesses and support small businesses in financing ADA accommodations upfront.

DEED is encouraging businesses to learn about the options available, such as the Small Business Administration loan programs like the 7(a) Small Loan and microloan programs. A webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide information and answer questions. Preregistration is required for the webinar.

Reasonable accommodations covered by the fund include things like ergonomic workstations, specialized software, captioning services, and special equipment. DEED’s website and ERAF staff can provide more information on the types of accommodations eligible for reimbursement. If unable to attend the webinar, businesses can contact the Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund staff for assistance and additional information by visiting mn.gov/deed/eraf or calling 651-539-2390.

By Samantha Johnson

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