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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 

Federal Funding


VAWA Special Projects 

This RFP is designed to solicit proposals to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  These funds are for time-limited special projects to create systems change by improving the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women.  RFP    FAQ    Rating Form


State Funding


Request for Proposals: Pathways to Policing Reimbursements Grants 2019 


As stated in Chapter 95, 2017 Minnesota Session Laws:

The purpose of this request for proposals is to support pathway to policing programs intended to bring persons with nontraditional backgrounds into law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies may apply for reimbursement grants to receive up to 50 percent of the cost of compensating and training pathway to policing participants. Reimbursement grants shall be proportionally allocated based on the number of grant applications approved by the commissioner.

Full Request for Proposals​ 


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: