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Applications are now being accepted for theMinneapolis-based services to Victims of General Crime grants. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit applications to establish direct crime victim advocacy services in Minneapolis to address the emotional, physical, safety and financial needs related to crime victimization, and to administer the statewide crime victim Emergency Fund program. The focus of this proposal is to fund services for victims who are not being served by organizations who provide services to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse victims. All applications must be submitted via E-grants, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) online grants management system. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m., May 9.
From methamphetamine to prescription pills, drugs are being seized at an alarming rate in Minnesota. Illicit drug use threatens the safety and health of communities across the state as lives are lost and families destroyed by their use and abuse.
In 2016, Violent Crime Enforcement Teams (VCETs) seized a record 488 pounds of meth off the streets, a 484 percent increase since meth seizures was at its lowest levels in 2009 (83 pounds). Prescription pill seizures, which includes opioids, increased by 231 percent in 2016 over the previous year. See the news release to view the full drug seizure data. Highlights from the news conference are also available.
It’s tax season and tax identity theft is a real issue. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a false tax return for a refund. You may be unaware that this has happened until you file your return and discover that a return already has been filed using your SSN. Learn more about tax identity theft at the Minnesota Department of Revenue and through the federal IRS.