CSAC Bulletin Article

BSCC Announces Availability of Funding for the MMIP Grant Program, Cohort 2

November 30, 2023

Earlier this month, the BSCC announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) Grant, Cohort 2. This RFP makes $19,923,997 available competitively to federally recognized Indian tribes in California. This grant program was developed with input from members of California’s tribal community and supports a broad range of activities. Tribes are encouraged to develop programs that address their community’s needs.

MMIP grant funds may be used for services such as culturally based outreach and awareness campaigns; mental health and substance use disorder services; Reunification of indigenous foster youth or runaways with their families; activities to prevent human trafficking; services for the families of missing or murdered indigenous people as well as other important community services.

Two virtual Grant Information Sessions will be held via Zoom on December 14, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. and January 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Links to the virtual Grant Information Sessions are provided within the RFP and will be posted on the MMIP Grant page. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, March 15, 2024. Additional information regarding the grant program and instructions on how to apply are available on the MMIP Grant page.

The BSCC staff cannot assist the applicant or its partners with the actual preparation of the proposal. Any technical questions concerning the RFP or the application process must be submitted by email to mmip@bscc.ca.gov.

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