8 Million Dollars in Covid-19 Grants Available for Minnesota


Communities affected by COVID-19 are eligible for new grant funding through a series of grants offered by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs.  $8 million in new grants are available to address financial needs and other risks created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not-for-profit agencies, local units of government, regional governance bodies, and tribal governments are eligible to apply at ojp.dps.mn.gov.

The grants support youth and young adult services including:

  • Youth employment.
  • Out-of-school activities.
  • Youth-focused violence intervention or prevention.
  • Mental health services.
  • Community healing activities.
  • Crime victim services related to community COVID-19 responses.


The Funds are available for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency from September 1 through December 30, 2020.


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