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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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Learn about grant opportunities

​The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) currently has grant funds available through various Requests for Proposals. Funding opportunities include: 

  • Minnesota Heals Family Support Fund-
    Applications due Aug. 28​
    The Minnesota Heals Family Support Fund will provide financial support for families of individuals who were killed in law enforcement deadly-use-of force incidents. Eligible financial expenses through the Minnesota Heals Family Support Fund include funeral, burial, and mental health services. 

  • Community Crime Intervention and Prevention Grant Program-
    Applications due Sept. 25 
    This grant program can fund a wide variety of programs such as community and faith-based organizations projects, pretrial programs, probation programs, youth intervention services, truancy programs, elder abuse prevention, neighborhood watch, resident engagement and programs of local government agencies to address the factors that contribute to a community’s crime, delinquency and disorder.

  • 2024-2025 Youth Intervention Program Grants-
    Applications due Sept. 25 
    This grant program funds community-based early intervention programs for youth and their families experiencing personal, familial, school, legal, or chemical problems to resolve present problem and prevent the occurrence of problems in the future.

Please review the Funding Opportunities posted on the OJP Grants page for more information.​​

Establishing the Office of Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls

​The Office of Justice Programs is continuing its work to establish the first-in-the-nation Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls Office. 

Hiring a director is the main priority as is supporting the director in hiring their staff. The director and staff will be responsible for laying the foundation for the implementation of the objectives outlined in state statute.

Our law enforcement partners will continue leading investigations. The office's role will be to provide technical assistance to those partners when asked and to conduct cases reviews under certain circumstances outlined in statute.

Much of this office's work will be focused initially on building relationships with law enforcement and community partners.​

Cost of sexual assault exams now covered by OJP

​The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is now handling the costs of sexual assault exams after changes to state law passed by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year. 

Minnesota's counties were previously responsible for paying for the exams; however, OJP will take over the responsibility through its newly created Minnesota Sexual Assault Examination Payment Program (MSAEPP). 

While we are developing the MSAEPP, OJP will accept bills from hospitals and other medical service providers for processing and payment. 

Learn more on our MSAEPP webpage​

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