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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


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Funding Opportunities 

General OJP Grants FAQ​- Updated April 25, 2019 

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Grants Request for Proposals: 

The Minnesota Office of Justice Programs is the administering agency for these coronavirus response funds awarded to the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) through the federal CARES Act for these Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding grants. CESF provides funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus to agencies operating across the criminal justice system. Grants will be awarded on a reimbursement only basis.

Eligible applicants are local units of government including cities (including regional governance bodies), counties, townships, and tribal governments, nonprofits and state agencies serving populations currently involved in the criminal/juveniles justice system. Agencies must be able to quickly complete final grant negotiations, required certifications, and signatures.

Approximately $7,500,000 million in CESF funds are available.

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Applications due March 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the e-grants​ system. 


VAWA STOP 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. 


Funding priority will be given to:
1. Applications impacting historically underserved populations (Black, Indigenous, communities of color, GLBTQ, youth, elderly, disabled, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, etc.);

2. Applications that address the criminal justice response to missing and murdered Indigenous women (as identified in the ”Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force – A Report to the Minnesota Legislature”);  and

3. Applications addressing domestic violence homicide reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions


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: