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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants

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OJP will be administering three ARPA grant programs intended to provide support in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and efforts to contain impacts on communities, residents, and businesses and to reduce and respond to increased violen​ce due to the pandemic. These programs fit into ARPA category of services to disproportionately impacted communities, category 3.16 Social Determinants of Health: Community Violence Interventions.

  1. Survivor Support and Prevention Grants RFP
  2. Violence Intervention Grants RFP
  3. ARPA Innovation in Community Safety Grants RFP ​

See the resources below. 

​ARPA Grantee Training 

ARPA Grantee Training  

Request for Proposals Innovation in Community Safety Grants

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

This program is intended to provide support in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and efforts to contain impacts on communities, residents, and businesses and to reduce and respond to increased violence due to the pandemic. This grant fits into ARPA category of services to disproportionately impacted communities, category 3.16 Social Determinants of Health: Community Violence Interventions. These funds require use of evidence based interventions. Two-thirds will be distributed in certain census tracts of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties and one-third will be distributed in certain census tracts of Beltrami and St. Louis Counties. 

See which census tracts are eligible: OJP Target Areas

$5 million is available for 11 month grant awards. There is no minimum grant amount. Maximum grant amount is $1,000,000. These are cost reimbursement grants; federal requirements prohibit advancing grant funds up front. Nonprofit agencies; local units of government including cities, counties, townships; and tribal governments are eligible to apply.

All applications must be submitted via e-grants, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) online grants management system.  

See full Request for Proposals​ for more information. 



OJP Target Areas ​

Community Grant Advisory Boards​

OJP is currently seeking volunteers to participate in the State and American Rescue Plan Act Innovation in Community Safety grant processes by serving on a Community Grant Advisory Board for one of the following four counties: Hennepin, Ramsey, St. Louis and Beltrami. (There will be one Community Grant Advisory Board per county.)​

If you or someome you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please click on this APPLICATION SURVEY link for more details. Fill out and submit the survey if you would like to apply to be on one of the Community Grant Advisory Boards.

Please contact Rachel Peterson if you have any questions: rachel.peterson@state.mn.us 

FVPSA ARPA COVID Special Projects for New Grantees

​​​​$800,000 in Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA), American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are available to support domestic violence and/or sexual assault programs in addressing the impact of COVID-19 on their agency's services and increase supports for survivors impacted by the pandemic.  These funds are designated for programs serving domestic violence and/or sexual assault survivors that currently do not have a Renewal Crime Victim Services (CVS-2022) grant from the Office of Justice Programs.

The project period is 24 months starting July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.  All applications must be submitted using the e-grants web-based system by 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022.​ 

Req​uest for Propos​als 

FAQ


FVPSA ARPA COVID Special Projects (for eligible current DV/SA grantees only)​

$8,400,000 Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA), American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)​funds are to support domestic violence shelters, domestic violence programs, and sexual assault programs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID19 and increase supports for survivors. Funds may be used for COVID-19 mitigation, including increasing access to testing, vaccines, and healthcare; hazard pay for direct service staff and funding for staff retention, and costs related to transitioning services to virtual/remote delivery and mobile advocacy.  Only programs serving survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault that have received the RFP directly and have a CVS-2022 or CVSVA-2022 renewal grant from OJP are eligible to apply.

The project period is 24 months starting July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.  All applications must be submitted using the e-grants web-based system by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

OJP will offer online meetings with a Question and Answer session for anyone interested: 

Request for Proposals

FAQ

Application Resources 

An Overview: Community Violence Intervention Strategies


Application Preparation

These are requirements to apply for federal funding that can be addressed before a funding opportunity is open for application.

SWIFT Requirement

All OJP grantees must be registered in the StateWide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT) system in order to receive grant payments and view payment history. This can be done after receiving a grant award, but a grantee’s vendor profile must be approved in SWIFT before a grant agreement can be created. 

Click to view the SWIFT Directions and Registration Information. 

 

SAM.gov Requirement

All applicants for grants supported with federal funds must have an active registration in SAM.gov ​(System for Awards Management). With your SAM.gov registration you will receive a Unique Identifer Number (EUI), you will need this number to apply for all Office of Justice Grants. If you already registered for SAM.gov previously, please login to your SAM.gov account to find your UEI number. Follow these instructions to register for SAM.gov.