Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) is a state funded program authorized under Minnesota Statutes 299A.73. The intent of the program is to provide an ongoing stable funding source to community-based early intervention programs for youth and their families. Grantees serve youth who are experiencing personal, familial, school, legal or chemical problems.
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. Many programs serve culturally specific populations or employ gender specific services.
The appropriation for FY2018 was $6,084,650. For every dollar of YIP funding received grantees must provide a one dollar match of cash or in-kind contributions. Grants range in size from $39,873 to $100,000 for two years. YIP funding currently supports 74 youth-serving programs statewide.
YIP funding is available for new applicants whenever new funds are added to the legislative appropriation and/or every 5 years.
Youth Intervention Program Association (YIPA)
A vast majority of YIP grants are members of the non-profit association, YIPA. Led by Executive Director Mr. Paul Meunier, YIPA provides advocacy and networking and training opportunities for its members. Through Mr. Meunier’s stewardship, YIPA and the agencies that support it provide valuable resources to enrich and cultivate new beginnings for at-risk youth.
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YIP Program Evaluation
YIP grantees are expected to conduct evaluation activities to demonstrate outcomes. The primary YIP Program Evaluation is now being conducted by YIPA. A general exit survey has been designed to capture changes in youth risk and protective factors during participation in the programs. The survey is administered to youth at post-participation. Click Youth Intervention Program Exit Survey to access the survey. Click YIP Exit Survey Protocol for further description of survey and protocol.
H Wilder Foundation
|Anoka, City of
|Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES)
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
American Indian Center
Department of Health & Family Support
|Chippewa County Family Services
Alliance With Youth
|Chisholm KIDS PLUS
Valley Action Council
|Circle of Discipline, Inc. (COD)
Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)
|Clay County Attorney's Office
|Community Partnership with Youth & Families
|Conflict Resolution Center
Youth & Family Services
|Cornerstone Advocacy Services
Union of Youth
Neighborhood Development Corporation
|Dispute Resolution Center
Battered Women's Resource Center
|Division of Indian Work
|East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc.
of People Leadership Institute
|Ely Community Resource, Inc.
Wing Youth Outreach
|Evergreen Youth & Family Services, Inc.
|Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc
County, Family Services Collaborative
Metro Educational Cooperative
|Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Minnesota PIC, Inc.
|Guadalupe Alternative Programs
James ISD 840
|Hmong American Partnership
Through Adults Reaching Students (STARS)
|Kandiyohi County Community Corrections
Bridge for Youth
|Keystone Community Services
|Kids 'n Kinship
|Kinship of Morrison County
|Lakes Center for Youth and Families
Community Action Partnership
|Lakes Center for Youth and Families
|Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being
Outward Bound School
|Little Earth Residents Association
|Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
of The Greater Twin Cities
|Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - Duluth
Services Bureau - Stillwater
|Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - St. Cloud Area Youth