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Community Outreach & Funding Information

The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota is to ensure that we provide the United States of America with high quality and professional legal representation, maintaining the highest ethical standards and, at all times, pursuing justice. We are wholly committed to the promotion of the public good and the safety of our community. Within this broader mission, we recognize that our primary responsibilities include:

  • The prosecution of criminal offenses against the United States
  • The prosecution or defense for the government of civil actions, suits, or proceedings in which the United States is concerned; and,
  • Assisting communities within the District of Minnesota in community-building efforts designed to enhance public safety.

The third component in the Office’s mission responsibilities is done primarily through the Office’s Community Relations and Public Affairs Division.

Highlighted 2024 Grant Solicitations:

  • Check back soon for grant solicitations.


Upcoming Trainings, Events, and Recorded Webinars: 

  • Check back soon for upcoming training events. 



DOJ Grant Making Agencies:

  • 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 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 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 


Updated May 3, 2024