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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


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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Reviewer Resources

2019 Reviewer Application

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

Funding Opportunities 

General OJP Grants FAQ​- Updated April 25, 2019 

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

Request for Proposals: Project Safe Neighborhoods 

Due: July 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a United States Attorney led, nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. 

The foundations of the PSN strategy are:

• Community-Based –Each local program is designed to fit the specific violent crime problem in that community. 

• Targeted – Utilizes law enforcement and community intelligence, research, and technology to identify and target the most violent offenders for enforcement and intervention action.  

• Comprehensive – Directs United States Attorneys to marry enforcement efforts with support of prevention and reentry strategies to truly combat violent crime in a lasting way. 


View: Project Safe Neighborhoods RFP​

Request for Proposals: Crime Victim Services in Carlton, Kanabec & Pine Counties

Due: July 19, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit applications for funding to provide domestic violence, sexual assault and/or parenting time center services in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine counties. 

The grant term will be October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021. 


Request for Proposals: Youth Intervention Programs (YIP)
Due: August 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

The state funded YIP programs provide services for youth including truancy prevention, literacy and academic assistance, behavioral interventions and counseling, mentoring, juvenile justice system diversions and restorative justice, afterschool activities, career exploration and life skills classes, and emergency youth shelter. Grantees serve youth who are experiencing personal, familial, school, legal or chemical problems. These grants require one dollar of cash or in-kind contribution for every dollar of grant funds. Amount available for two year grants is $6,084,650 with grant sizes of about $50,000 - $100,000 for two year grants.​​



Request for Proposals: Community and Youth Crime Prevention Grants (CCP) 

Due: August 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

This state funded program was created to enhance the community’s sense of personal security and assists communities in crime control and prevention efforts. 
Priority for funding shall be given to: 
• Projects serving geographical areas that have the highest crime rate or areas that have the highest concentration of economically disadvantaged youth. 
• Projects that demonstrate substantial involvement in planning, implementation, and evaluation by the members of the community served. ​


Request for Proposals: Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants 
Due: August 26, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.




The purpose of these funds is to enhance local capacity for sex trafficking investigations.  These grants are to be used to support new or existing multi-jurisdictional task forces to investigate sex trafficking cases. The funds may also be used to expand staff capacity for investigation and analysis, to provide training /consultation in the area of sex trafficking, or to send staff to training. Multi-jurisdictional partners may include local, tribal, state, and federal law enforcement, other local, tribal, state, and federal agencies, analysts, prosecutors, service providers, advocacy groups, or other nongovernmental organizations. $1,950,000 is available for two-year grants.


View: Sex Trafficking Investigations and Training RFP​


Request for Proposals: Violent Crime Enforcement Teams (VCET) 
Due: September 5, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Violent Crime Enforcement Teams (VCETs) investigate and prosecute narcotics, gangs and associated violent crimes. Multijurisdictional approaches that incorporate the expertise of prosecutors, law enforcement personnel and criminal analysts from local, state and federal agencies working cooperatively are most effective in addressing complex narcotics and gang investigations. Jurisdictions working together enhance resource sharing, interagency coordination and information exchange to target and disrupt persistent criminals and criminal enterprises. This approach is intended to target drug distribution networks, firearm crimes, violent gang activity and related serious criminal activity beyond the investigative resources of individual agencies.​

View: Violent Crime Enforcement Teams RFP​

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: