Foundation Career Ladder Mini Grants

Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation (CPM Foundation) is pleased to make funding available for career ladder “mini grants” as a complement to its successful scholarship program. The intent of the Career Ladder Mini Grant program is to assist long-term care staff with expenses for accredited certification programs or testing expenses that may lead to long-term care career promotions or job advancements in a flexible manner.

Timing & funding limitations

CPM Foundation Mini-Grants will be available beginning on March 1, 2021, with an open grant period to end on December 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and funds will be granted to eligible applicants until such time that the designated fund is depleted. Maximum amount to be given is $500 per applicant.




Please make sure to upload required documentation when submitting your application

Eligibility requirements

All applicants applying for a Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation mini grant must demonstrate the following:
  • Currently employed (full-time or part-time), working for a facility, housing, home care, or community member of Care Providers of Minnesota  
  • Eligible expenses can include course fees, book fees, seminar fees, and/or testing fees that contribute to professional development & may lead to career advancement in long-term care; examples (not all inclusive) of eligible career ladder expenses:
    • Infection control preventionist
    • Diversity & equity inclusion certificate
    • Wound care certification
    • HSE exam
    • MDH training
    • Gerontology nurse prep program
  • Mini grants  cannot be used for past education or continuing education to maintain one's license
  • Applicants are only eligible to apply for one mini grant per year
  • As we want to ensure these grants will be available for staff working at a variety of member locations, we may limit the number of recipients from one organization

Submission requirements

A complete application packet consists of the following:
  • Application form & supporting documentation
  • Attestation signature from applicant & supervisor
  • Application is available on the Care Providers of Minnesota website—no fax or phone call applications will be accepted

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Questions?

Contact us for questions about Foundation Career Ladder Mini Grants. We're here to help! Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.


Cathy Lingenfelter
Cathy Lingenfelter
Management Services Specialist
952-851-2496