$390K Police Grant to Recruit, Train Nontraditional Individuals in Minnesota

A Minnesota police grant provides reimbursement funds for departments that recruit and train individuals from nontraditional backgrounds.
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The police grant provides departments with reimbursement costs for pursuing, training and compensating individuals with nontraditional backgrounds as new recruits.

As a way of finding new applicants, Minnesota’s Pathway to Policing grant provides funding for police departments around the state to recruit and train individuals with nontraditional backgrounds.

Police departments are eligible to receive up to 50 percent reimbursement costs for the training and compensation of police recruits through the Pathway to Policing program.

Applicants should include the following in their submission for the police grant:

  • A description of their program
  • How they define a nontraditional candidate
  • Recruitment and selection process
  • Eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications for candidates
  • Description of proposed training

Once selected, police grant recipients will be required to submit data and narrative reports reflecting the progress of the department’s program.

The deadline to apply for a grant is Sept. 12.

Apply for a Pathway to Policing grant online through the Office of Justice Programs e-grants website.

Read the Minnesota Department of Public Safety document below for more information on the Pathway to Policing program.

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