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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants


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. The Violence Intervention Grants RFP 
  2. Survivor Support and Prevention Grants RFP is anticipated to be released October 1, 2021.
  3. ​Innovation in Community Safety Grants RFP is anticipated later this fall.

See the resources below in preparation for applying for any of these funds. ​

Violence Intervention Grants RFP​

ARPA Violence Intervention Grants Frequently Asked Questions- Updated 9/29​

RFP Information session #1: September 9, 2021 - 1:30-3:00 PM

RFP Information session #2: September 14, 2021 - 9:00-10:30 AM 

ARPAVI Information Session Slides ​

ARPA Violence Intervention Proposal Scoring Form​​ 

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 get a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System)​ number and an active registration in SAM.gov ​(System for Awards Management).  Follow these instructions to register for SAM.gov and receive a DUNS number.​