Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant


MMIP Grant: A partnership between the BSCC and the Governor’s Office

The Budget Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 154, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2022) established the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) 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.


MMIP Grants - Cohort 2

The application period for MMIP Cohort 2 is now open. Proposals are due by March 15, 2024.
Want to learn more about the MMIP grant? Attend a Virtual Grant Information Session on December 14, 2023.
See MMIP Cohort 2 RFP Instruction Packet (linked below) for more details.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Based on feedback from the tribal community the BSCC is re-releasing the MMIP RFP with several non-substantive modifications, including the addition of language to highlight the flexibility afforded by the authorizing legislation in the types of activities that can be implemented and to encourage collaborative applications among one or more tribes. At the urging of tribal representatives, BSCC also increased the application period, from two months to four months. Tribes that were successful in the first round of funding are eligible to apply for this second round but will be awarded only if there are funds remaining after all eligible first-time applicants have been funded.

This RFP Instruction Packet provides the necessary information to prepare a proposal to the BSCC for the MMIP Grant Program. Proposals selected for funding will be under agreement with the BSCC from August 1, 2024, to June 1, 2028. The grant service delivery period will start on August 1, 2024 and end on December 31, 2027. The grant agreement includes an additional six months (January 1, 2028 to June 1, 2028) to finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit. MMIP Grant Proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on March 15, 2024


MMIP Cohort 2 RFP Instruction Packet

MMIP Notice of Funding Availability

MMIP Cohort 2 Sample Grant Agreement


Mandatory Attachments to the RFP

  1. MMIP Cohort 2 Budget Attachment
  2. MMIP Cohort 2 Project Work Plan
  3. MMIP Cohort 2 Key Partner Commitment Form (if applicable)
  4. MMIP Cohort 2 Criteria for Non-Governmental Organizations Receiving Subawards
  5. MMIP Cohort 2 Certification of Compliance with BSCC Policies Regarding Debarment, Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement


Submission Instructions

BSCC uses special application software called “Submittable” for its competitive grant process. Applications for the MMIP Grant Program must be submitted through the BSCC Submittable Application Portal. To apply for this funding opportunity, applicants must create a free Submittable account or use an existing Submittable account when prompted. After an account is established, applicants may proceed with the submission process. As part of this process, applicants will be required to upload mandatory attachments. Applicants will complete these attachments ahead of time and then upload them to the BSCC Submittable Application Portal.

Please be advised that completing the application and uploading the required documents into the Submittable Application Portal can take a significant amount of time. It is extremely important that applicants begin the submission process early. Applicants that wait until the due date to complete the submission process often run out of time. Applicants are strongly advised to submit proposals well in advance of the due date and time to avoid disqualification. The Submittable application portal will not accept submissions after 5:00 PM (PST) on March 15, 2024.



MMIP Virtual Grant Information Sessions

To learn more about the grant or ask technical questions, prospective applicants are invited to attend a Grant Information Session. The purpose of these Information Sessions is to provide clarification on application instructions and answer technical questions from prospective applicants. At these sessions, BSCC staff will review application submission instructions, applicant eligibility, funding information, eligible grant activities and the rating process. After a brief presentation, prospective applicants will be able to ask questions. Attendance at these sessions is not a requirement of applying for the grant and it is not necessary to attend both sessions.


Session #1: Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 3:00 PM

MMIP Virtual Information Session #1 - YouTube Link


Session #2: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 10:00 AM

MMIP Virtual Information Session #2 - Zoom Link

Or, call in: (689) 287-1000

Meeting ID: 871 0284 7676

Passcode: 284547


MMIP Grants - Cohort 1

The BSCC received three proposals requesting approximately $2.44 million in funding. After technical review, all proposals met submission criteria and were provided to the MMIP ESC for funding consideration. On July 20, 2023, BSCC staff trained the Executive Steering Committee on the proposal reading and rating process based on the criteria established in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Once all ESC scores were submitted, BSCC staff generated a ranked list of proposals eligible for funding and the Board approved the awards at their September 14, 2023 meeting.

Tribe Project Name Award
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation BSCC Missing and Murdered Indigenous People $440,000
Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians MMIP Violence Prevention Strategies in Protecting our People $1,000,000
Yurok Tribe Yurok To’ Kee Skuy’ Soo Ney-Wo-Chek’ $1,000,000
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Trinidad Rancheria MMIP Project $436,003


Contact the BSCC regarding the MMIP Grant

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