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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Grants

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Justice Programs provides state and federal grant funding throughout Minnesota.

The Crime Victim Services unit awards grants to provide direct services and advocacy for victims of sexual assault, general crime, domestic violence and child abuse.

​The Justice and Community Grants unit awards grants to prevent and control crime and 
improve the functioning of the criminal and juvenile justice systems. 

 
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Funding Opportunities a​nd Updates 

Request for Proposals: State Innovation in Community Safety Grants

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st, 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. Funds will go to specific areas with the highest rates of violent crime. 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 

$780,000 is available for eleven month grants that must begin operating June 1, 2022. There is no minimum grant amount. These are cost reimbursement grants. 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. Selected applicants will need to be able to get grant documents signed and returned by June 29th, 2022.

​See full Request for Proposals for more information. 

Innovations in Community Safety RFPs FAQ​- Updated 5/19/22

State Innovation in Community Safety Grants RFP Zoom Information Session 
Friday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Zoom Registration​ Required

Request for Proposals: ARPA 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. 



Reviewer Resources

 

Select How to Review​ a Proposal​​ to view presentation 


e-grants Guides

Manage your DPS grant online.  Step-by-step instructions on how to:

Reporting fraud

If you know about waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct, or whistleblower reprisal relating to a Minnesota OJP employee, program, contract, or grant, you may report to one of the following:

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