MN Youth Intervention Programs Grant

YIPA does not manage or award the Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) grants. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is responsible for grant award decisions and managing all YIP grants. Depending on the outcomes of the legislative session, OJP may or may not issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) after the Legislature adjourns in May of 2019.

YIPA does the lobbying for the YIP grant on behalf of our members. It now serves approximately 15,000 youth per year and enables YIPA to provide free training to nearly 4,000 Youth Intervention workers from over 230 organizations. For the 2018-2019 biennium, $6,084,650 in YIP grant funds were awarded to 73 Youth Intervention programs across Minnesota. However, there is clearly a shortage of funding, as evidenced by $16,050,963 that was requested from 128 programs in 2015.

The Minnesota State Legislature creates a two-year budget in odd-numbered years, so 2019 is a budget year. Given current economic indicators provided by the Minnesota Budget and Management Office, there is a $1.5 billion surplus and YIPA will be relentlessly pursuing more funding for Youth Intervention Programs. Over the last few years, we have gained a lot of momentum at the State Capitol, and we will work to further increase awareness and strengthen lawmaker support for the YIP grant we have earned.

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. Membership dues for YIP grantees reflect the fact that YIPA engages throughout the year in significant advocacy efforts to increase and secure YIP funding. The value of our advocacy work is evident by currently 96% of YIP grantees are YIPA members.

Dues for YIP grantees are based on a number of variables. View a sample Grantee Membership Invoice to calculate your dues. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Barbara Van Deinse at 651-688-3688 or [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.

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 Barbara Van Deinse at [email protected] or 651-688-3866.