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Community Outreach & Funding Information

Believing in the philosophy that we cannot merely prosecute our way out of crime, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota also engages in community outreach in an effort to prevent crime, address livability issues, and promote good citizenship. This work is done primarily through the Office’s Community Relations Division (“CRD”).


Upcoming Trainings and Events: 

  • June 17, 2020 webinar: Expert Q&A: The U.S. Department of Justice National Elder Fraud Hotline To Assist Victims of Financial Fraud. Click HERE for more information about the webinar.

  • Season Two of What's New in Blue is here!

  • Check back soon for more trainings and events!


Department of Justice 2019 Funding Awards:

Annually the Department of Justice, through its component offices awards billions of dollars in funding to state, local, tribal law enforcement, as well as community organizations across the United States to address a broad range of criminal and juvenile justice issues. In 2019, the Department of Justice awarded more than $80 million in funding to support public safety efforts throughout the State of Minnesota. For a full list of Minnesota grant awards, made by the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs please click here. For awards made by DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, please click here.


New Solicitations:

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Solicitation FY 2020 Formula Grant Solicitation

The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

The solicitation can be found HERE

Applications Due: May 29, 2020


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. To learn more about OJP and its funding opportunities please visit:


The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. Community policing begins with a commitment to building trust and mutual respect between police and communities. It is critical to public safety, ensuring that all stakeholders work together to address our nation's crime challenges. When police and communities collaborate, they more effectively address underlying issues, change negative behavioral patterns, and allocate resources. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. To learn more about COPS office and its funding opportunities, please visit:


The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. To learn more about OVW and its funding opportunities, please visit:


Outreach Activity:

The U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, along with other Office staff, regularly speak at schools and community meetings regarding the work of the Office as well as specific law enforcement or crime prevention issues of interest. Topics cover everything from human trafficking, grants and training opportunities, opioid abuse, financial fraud, and national security. If you are interested in obtaining a speaker or training for your group, contact Angie LaTour, Director of Community Outreach, at


Updated May 22, 2020

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