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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 FY2016-2017 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 $90,000 for two years.  YIP funding currently supports 78 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.
For more information contact:
Paul Meunier, Executive Director
YIPA web site:


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.

YIP Grantees

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