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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Youth Intervention Programs Grants

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)

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) awards and manages the Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) grants. YIPA lobbies the Minnesota state legislature for YIP funding on behalf of their members, provides free training to members, and collects YIP Outcome Survey responses and distributes the results to YIP grantees.

YIPA believes that all youth can positively develop their unique skills and talents with support from their communities. Their services help strengthen individual team members, increase support for youth work, and make youth-serving programs more effective. 

Currently, 96% of YIP grantees are YIPA members. Members enjoy FREE unlimited access to Live Online and On-Demand trainings, Minnesota In-Person trainings, and preferred discount pricing for the Youth Intervention Certification (YIC), a foundation for great youth work.

Dues for YIP grantees are based on a number of variables. Download this How to Calculate Your Grantee Dues document to determine your grantee dues based on your organization’s specific data. If you have questions contact YIPA at or visit to learn more about how their advocacy and training can help you. 
For more information contact:
Paul Meunier, Executive Director
YIPA website:

YIP Outcome Survey 

Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) grantees are required to collect YIP Outcome Survey responses from the youth being served by the grant. The Youth Intervention Program Association (YIPA) collects and disseminates the outcome data, which has consistently demonstrated positive outcomes. The outcome data will be sent to grantees and it’s also essential to YIPA’s ability to advocate for this funding. 

Youth Intervention Programs vary in duration, intensity, and services offered. Therefore a general outcome survey has been designed to measure protective factors developed as a result of the program. These protective factors are based on Search Institute’s Developmental Assets® and are used with permission. (Copyright © 1997, 2006 Search Institute®, Minneapolis, MN, 55413. 

The outcome survey consists of 4 demographic questions, a checklist of 9 statements, and 1 short answer question. It will take a young person approximately 5 minutes to complete. The YIP Outcome Survey ensures the same data elements indicating program impact are collected across grantee sites, regardless of program type. Learn more about YIPA’s role regarding YIP and the YIP Outcome Survey​.

YIP Grantees

Amherst H Wilder Foundation Martin County
Anoka, City of McGregor ISD 4
Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) Men As Peacemakers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Migizi Communication
Bolder Options Minneapolis American Indian Center
Centro Minneapolis Department of Health & Family Support
Chippewa County Family Services Minnesota Alliance With Youth
Chisholm KIDS PLUS Minnesota Valley Action Council
Circle of Discipline, Inc. (COD)​​ Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)
Clay County Attorney's Office Moorhead Police Department
CommonBond Communities MoveFwd
Community Partnership with Youth & Families Neighborhood House
Conflict Resolution Center Northeast Youth & Family Services
Cornerstone Advocacy Services Northfield Union of Youth
Dakota Wicohan Opportunity Neighborhood Development Corporation
Dispute Resolution Center Pearl Battered Women's Resource Center
Division of Indian Work Pillsbury United Communities
East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. Power of People Leadership Institute
Ely Community Resource, Inc. Red Wing Youth Outreach
Evergreen Youth & Family Services, Inc. Relate, Inc.
Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc Rice County, Family Services Collaborative
Familywise Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Southwest Minnesota PIC, Inc.
Guadalupe Alternative Programs St James ISD 840
Hmong American Partnership Success Through Adults Reaching Students (STARS)
Kandiyohi County Community Corrections The Bridge for Youth
Keystone Community Services The Link
Kids 'n Kinship The Sanneh Foundation
Kinship of Morrison County Todd-Wadena Community Corrections
La Oportunidad Tree Trust
Lakes Center for Youth and Families United Community Action Partnership
Lakes Center for Youth and Families Urban Boatbuilders Inc
Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being Voyageur Outward Bound School
Little Earth Residents Association Workforce Development, Inc.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota YMCA of The Greater Twin Cities
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - Duluth Youth Services Bureau - Stillwater
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - St. Cloud Area Youth Services YWCA of Minneapolis