Blueprint Approved Institute

We train and fund people and small organizations working to prevent violence.

Become more effective and sustainable

In January, we accept fellowship applications from individuals and small organizations doing violence prevention work.

If selected, you:

  • Participate in eight training sessions, one per month from February through September*
  • Receive up to $6,000 in funding
  • Get technical assistance related to designing your activity or program
  • Become part of a peer network with with other fellowship recipients

*Each organization can send up to two people to the training sessions.

Eligibility requirements

  • Your operating budget is less than $100,000 per year
  • Violence prevention is a focus of your work
  • You require capacity-building training to meet community needs
  • Your agency serves Minneapolis residents at greatest risk of violence
  • You have not been part of the cohort in the past

The fellowship runs from March to September.


Training topics

  • Budgeting
  • Grant writing and fundraising
  • Program evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Communication and marketing
  • Community engagement

How to apply

The deadline to submit a 2023 RFP has passed. 

Check back in January 2024 for information on next year's fellowship. 

Contact us

Office of Violence Prevention





Minneapolis Health Department
250 4th St. S., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday