All interpreters living in Greater Minnesota (anywhere in MN outside the 7-county metro area) are automatically eligible to participate in Greater Minnesota grant programs.
If you are an interpreter who lives in the seven-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties), you can become eligible for free programs under ASLIS’s Greater Minnesota Interpreter Access grant from the State of Minnesota.
How can you become eligible?
ASLIS has a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division to improve access to quality interpreting services in Greater MN. Programs provided under this grant include workshops, online training classes, and Mentoring to Excellence (M2E). Historically, programs have been primarily focused on interpreters who live in Greater MN.
If you complete at least 25 hours of interpreting work in Greater MN locations, such as St. Cloud, Rochester, Duluth, and Moorhead in one quarter, you’ll be eligible to enroll in grant programs during the following quarter. Eligibility for metro interpreters will be determined quarterly.