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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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Funding Opportunities  ​​

FVPSA ARPA Sexual Assault Special Projects

This funding is intended to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 and increase supports for sexual assault survivors, to ensure access to and continuity of sexual assault services.

Approximately $1.8 million is available for the 11-month grant period of August 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.

Due Date:  June 13, 2024, 4:00 pm​​

​See full Request for Proposals for more information. 

Be a Grant Reviewer! 

OJP is recruiting individuals to review, assess, score, and discuss grant applications as part of community review groups for the Youth Intervention Program and the Community Crime Intervention and Prevention program. 

Who: Any interested individual may apply. 

What: Each reviewer must commit to review and score about 10 proposals - each taking about 1 hour to review - and attend one 3-hour meeting to discuss applications via Zoom with other reviewers. Instructions and training will be provided to reviewers. The meeting will be facilitated by an OJP staff person. 

Where: Virtual 

When: OJP expects to send applications to reviewers the week of October 9 and hold the Zoom grant review meetings October 16 through November 9. ​ 

Payment: Reviewers who fully participate in the process are eligible for a $100 payment. 
Sign Up: If you are interested, please complete the Grant Reviewer Application​.  

More information, including information on the programs, can be found above. 

Reviewer Resources

Community Reviewer Application 

As part of the application review process Community Crime Intervention and Prevention Program and the Youth Intervention Program, OJP organizes community review groups to review, score, and discuss the grant applications. OJP is recruiting individuals to participate in the community review groups. Please apply today if you are interested and available! Applications to be a community reviewer are due by October 6. 

  • ​Reviewers who fully participate in the process are eligible for a $100 payment.  
  • You can review applications even if you are applying for a Community Crime Intervention and Prevention Program grant and/or a Youth Intervention Program grant. 
  • Selected reviewers receive a set of proposals (anywhere from 5-8) and should plan on dedicating approximately 60 minutes per proposal to read and score. 
  • Selected reviewers will be required to participate in a discussion about the proposals and make funding recommendations during a Zoom meeting (typically 2.5-3 hours). 
​Tentative Timeline 
Mid- October:  Review and score proposals  
Late October:  Zoom grant review meetings  
If you are interested and available to be a reviewer, please complete the Grant Reviewer Application. You will be notified if you are selected. ​

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

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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: