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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 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 info@yipa.org or visit www.yipa.org to learn more about how their advocacy and training can help you. 
For more information contact:
Paul Meunier, Executive Director
YIPA website: http://www.yipa.org

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​.


YIP Grantees

Alexandra House​​ Martin County
Amherst H Wilder Foundation McGregor ISD 4
Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) Migizi Communication
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Minneapolis American Indian Center
Bolder Options Minneapolis Department of Health & Family Support
Brooklyn Center ISD# 286 Minnesota Alliance With Youth
Centro Minnesota Valley Action Council
Chippewa County Family Services Moorhead Police Department
Chisholm KIDS PLUS MoveFwd
Circle of Discipline, Inc. (COD) Nashwauk, City of
CommonBond Communities Neighborhood House
Communities in Schools of the Twin Cities Northfield Union of Youth
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc. Northwest Community Action, Inc.
Cornerstone Advocacy Services Opportunity Neighborhood Development Corporation
Dakota Wicohan Pearl Battered Women's Resource Center
Dispute Resolution Center Pillsbury United Communities
Division of Indian Work Power of People Leadership Institute
East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. Rebound, Inc
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
Family Pathways Southwest Health and Human Services
Familywise SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Southwest Minnesota PIC, Inc.
Hmong American Partnership St James ISD 840
Ka Joog  Success Through Adults Reaching Students (STARS)
Keystone Community Services The Bridge for Youth
Kids 'n Kinship The Hills Youth and Family Services
Kinship of Morrison County The Link
La Oportunidad The Sanneh Foundation
Lakes Center for Youth and Families Todd-Wadena Community Corrections
Lakes Center for Youth and Families United Community Action Partnership
Life House Voyageur Outward Bound School
Little Earth Residents Association Washburn Center for Children
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Workforce Development, Inc.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - St. Cloud Area Youth Services YMCA of The Greater Twin Cities