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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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Title​ II 2020 applicants will be notified of funding decisions by February 1, 2020.​

Reviewer Resources

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

Funding Opportunities 

General OJP Grants FAQ​- Updated April 25, 2019 


Project Safe Neighborhoods Grants

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 Minnesota Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative is focused on the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) model, which is designed to reduce violent crime, particularly street group-involved homicide and gun violence, and related substance abuse issues. Funded proposals will focus on developing solutions to local violent crime issues with the goal of addressing them from a holistic approach using evidenced-based strategies, similar to the GVI model, to include components of enforcement, prevention and treatment. Proposals can request planning grants, implementation grants, or both.
Approximately $222,014 in PSN funds may be available for one year grants ranging from about $20,000 - $30,000 for planning grants and $50,000 - $150,000 for implementation grants with funding to be split between the Twin Cities area and greater Minnesota. Eligible applicants are nonprofit agencies, local units of government including cities, counties, townships, and tribal government. See RFP for additional details.

All applications must be submitted via e-grants, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) online grants management system, at e-grants . Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 11, 2020.  Applications cannot be initiated in e-grants until Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

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: