MN Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) Grant

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 our members, and we collect YIP survey outcome data and distribute it to grantees.

For the 2020 and 2021 biennium, a total of $6,578,000 has been allocated for the Youth Intervention Program. Per year, that means about 15,000 of the estimated 300,000 Minnesota youth who are growing up with toxic stress, trauma, and/or abuse will be positively impacted. We advocate relentlessly to reverse this woeful underfunding of Youth Intervention in Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Legislature creates a two-year budget in odd-numbered years. Some years we seek to increase funding and other years we work to avoid cuts. We won’t rest until Youth Intervention is wholeheartedly supported and fully funded. We continue to gain momentum at the State Capitol and we will continue working to further increase awareness and strengthen legislative support for the YIP grant.

To learn more about the YIP grant visit the OJP website or contact Tricia Hummel, Assistant Director, Supervisor of Community Grants at 651-201-7320 or [email protected]

YIPA Membership for YIP Grantees

This membership category is only for organizations that receive Youth Intervention Program (YIP) grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Grantee dues reflect the fact that YIPA engages throughout the year in significant advocacy efforts to increase and secure YIP funding.

Grantee dues are an approved reimbursable expenditure of YIP grant money. The value of our advocacy work is evident as 96% of YIP grantees are YIPA members. 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 or need assistance, contact us at [email protected].

Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) Grantee Outcome Survey

As part of the Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) grant requirement, YIP grantees are expected to have youth complete an outcome survey after significant participation in the program. There is a standard outcome measurement tool for YIP grantees to use. This ensures that across grantee sites the same data elements indicating program impact are used and collected in a standardized way.

The YIP Outcome Survey is a requirement for YIP grantees. Because outcomes matter and the survey is mandatory for grantees, we promote the importance and value of collecting data. Valid outcome data that demonstrates the social and economic value of Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) grant is essential to our ability to advocate for this funding. It is important for each grantee to comply with the YIP grant requirement for exit surveys because:

  • The grant renewal request you submit will be more competitive when it includes the data the state considers important for measuring the effectiveness of YIP grant funds. The grant request submission process is open to current grantees and new applicants at a minimum of every four years.
  • The budget for YIP funds is reviewed by the legislature every two years and the outcomes you document for your program provide quantifiable evidence to state legislators that YIP grant funds have the intended impact and are a good investment.

The links below will help your organization participate in the Outcome Survey:

As a grantee, you understand the value of YIP funding; it provides you with an ongoing stable funding source that helps you meet the needs of youth in your community. Completing the Outcome Survey is critical to ensuring that YIP funding remains a part of the state budget and in advocating for future additional funds.

If you are a YIP grantee and have further questions about the Outcome Survey, please contact us at [email protected]. We are ready to help.