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 FY2019 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 $50,000 to $90,000 for two years. YIP funding currently supports 71 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.yipa.org
to learn more about how their advocacy and training can help you.
For more information contact:
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. www.search-institute.org.)
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.
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|Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES)
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
American Indian Center
Department of Health & Family Support
|Brooklyn Center ISD# 286
Alliance With Youth
Valley Action Council
|Chippewa County Family Services
|Chisholm KIDS PLUS
|Circle of Discipline, Inc. (COD)
|Communities in Schools of the Twin Cities
Union of Youth
|Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc.
Community Action, Inc.
|Cornerstone Advocacy Services
Neighborhood Development Corporation
Battered Women's Resource Center
|Dispute Resolution Center
|Division of Indian Work
of People Leadership Institute
|East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc.
|Ely Community Resource, Inc.
Wing Youth Outreach
|Evergreen Youth & Family Services, Inc.
|Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc
County, Family Services Collaborative
Health and Human Services
Metro Intermediate District 288
|Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Minnesota PIC, Inc.
|Hmong American Partnership
James ISD 840
Through Adults Reaching Students (STARS)
|Keystone Community Services
Bridge for Youth
|Kids 'n Kinship
Hills Youth and Family Services
|Kinship of Morrison County
|Lakes Center for Youth and Families
|Lakes Center for Youth and Families
Community Action Partnership
Outward Bound School
|Little Earth Residents Association
Center for Children
|Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
|Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - St. Cloud Area Youth
of The Greater Twin Cities