Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant Program


Background

The Budget Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 154) established the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant Program. Per the Budget Act, funds shall be awarded by the Board of State and Community Corrections as competitive grants to federally recognized Indian tribes in California to support efforts to identify, collect case-level data, publicize, and investigate and solve cases involving missing and murdered indigenous people.

Grants should focus on activities including, but not limited to, developing culturally based prevention strategies, strengthening responses to human trafficking, and improving cooperation and communication on jurisdictional issues between state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement in order to investigate and solve cases involving missing and murdered indigenous people.

Request for Proposal - Under Development

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is seeking members to serve on a new Executive Steering Committee (ESC) for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant Program. Statements of Interest for this ESC will be taken until a full membership has been reached. Individuals interested in learning more about the ESC process or submitting a Statement of Interest are encouraged to visit the BSCC Executive Steering Committee page here.

The BSCC anticipates releasing a Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant Program Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2023. For the latest information on RFP releases, consider subscribing to the BSCC ListServ here.

Please direct your questions, concerns, or comments about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant Program to mmip@bscc.ca.govcreate new email. A staff member will review your request and follow-up as needed.