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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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Funding Opportunity – Criminal Justice Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Grants

This RFP will award grants for coronavirus response funds awarded to the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) through the federal CARES Act for these Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding grants. CESF provides funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus to agencies operating across the criminal justice system. Approximately $7.5 million is available for grants of any size with grant dates of 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021. Eligible applicants are local units of government including cities (including regional governance bodies), counties, townships, and tribal governments, nonprofits and state agencies serving populations currently involved in the criminal/juveniles justice system. All applications must be submitted via e-grants, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) online grants management system, at e-grants. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021. See OJP Grants page for more information.

Domestic Violence Programs Remain Open, Help is Available

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, help is available.

Domestic violence programs remain open to serve people experiencing relationship abuse. If you are experiencing violence, call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Line - a statewide 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking - at 866-223-1111 or visit their website.

Video Description: Guidance for survivors of domestic violence affected by social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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