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

Request for Proposals (RFP)

In November 2023 the BSCC released the MMIP Cohort 2 RFP to federally recognized Indian tribes in California. Tribes that were successful in Cohort 1 were eligible to apply for Cohort 2 but will be awarded only if there are funds remaining after all eligible first-time applicants have been funded. MMIP Cohort 2 made $19.9 million of competitive funding available. The application period closed March 15, 2024. Proposals selected for funding will be under agreement with the BSCC from August 1, 2024, to June 1, 2028. The term of the grant agreement includes the grant service delivery period and an additional six months to finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit.

MMIP Cohort 2 RFP and Attachments for Reference:


Summary of Key Dates for MMIP Cohort 2

Activity Estimated Date
Proposals Due March 15, 2024
Rate Proposals & Develop Funding Recommendations March - April 2024
Board Consideration/Approval of Funding Recommendations July 11, 2024
Grant Service Period Begins August 1, 2024
Mandatory Grantee Orientation August or September 2024 - Date TBD
Grant Service Period Ends December 31, 2027
Final Evaluations and Reports Due - Grant Agreement Ends June 1, 2028


MMIP Grants - Cohort 1

In July 2023 BSCC staff trained the MMIP Executive Steering Committee on the proposal reading and rating process based on the criteria established in the RFP.  Using ESC scores, BSCC staff generated a list of proposals eligible for funding to present to the Board for approval. The BSCC Board approved three proposals at their September 2023 meeting and a fourth at the November 2023 meeting for a total of $2.88 million in MMIP funding.

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.