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Judicial Branch Accepting Grant Applications For Safe And Secure Courthouse Initiative

Posted: Monday, January 9, 2017

The Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court has established a grant program to improve the safety and security of courthouses and other facilities where court proceedings are held. The 2016 Minnesota Legislature provided $1 million for the grant program (see Laws of Minnesota 2016, chapter 189, article 4, section 2).
Any county board or other local government entity responsible for providing or maintaining a courthouse or other facility where court proceedings are held is eligible to apply. Grants can be used to help pay for security equipment, training, assessments, or other projects that improve the safety and security of a court facility. The requesting entity must demonstrate a 50 percent cash or in-kind match from non-state sources to the amount requested in the application.
Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2017, and may be submitted to Janet Marshall at the State Court Administrator’s Office. An advisory committee of judges, court staff, county officials, and statewide justice partners will review and score applications based on grant criteria. Final award decisions will be made in June 2017.
Complete grant application materials, including award guidelines, the application, and application scoring criteria, are available below: