Minn. Announces $1.9M In Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants

Minnesota’s Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants can help police departments grow their sex crimes investigative capacity and train officers on or off-site.


These grants aim to strengthen the ability of local governing bodies in the state of Minnesota to effectively conduct sex trafficking investigations.

The subsidies may be used by state, local or tribal authorities to fund new or existing multi-jurisdictional task forces that investigate sex trafficking crimes. Grant money can also be applied to growing law enforcement agency capacity for investigations and analyses. Police departments may commission consultation for personnel training and sending staff to off-site training opportunities.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will be administering these grants over the course of 2 years, between January 1, 2020 and December 31st, 2021.

The deadline to apply for Sex Trafficking Investigation and Training Grants is August 26, 2019.

Register and apply on the DPS e-grants system.

Learn more about the OJP’ grants and access the 2019 announcement and grant guidelines on the state’s website.

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