SNAP Employment and Training Equity Grant

Several years ago, WDI Dodge County had the unique opportunity of becoming part of a human services merger with Steele and Waseca counties, known as MN Prairie County Alliance. Through this partnership, Dodge County has been fortunate to be included in the Region 5 MN DEED SNAP Equity Grants which began in December of 2016. The Equity Grant focuses on low-income communities, young adults from families with a history of generational poverty and communities of color throughout 25 counties in central and southwest Minnesota. The goal of the grant is to increase credential attainment, including GED’s, increase employability and self-sufficiency, and increase access to higher growth and high wage jobs through providing work readiness skills and wrap around supports. Dodge County has served 16 individuals through this grant, connecting them with additional services to achieve their goals.
Submitted by: Desirae Dyke, Career Planner, WDI