Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant


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


Outreach to Tribal Organizations

The BSCC is conducting outreach to tribal organizations and accepting input on the development of the Round 2 Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please submit public input to: MMIP@bscc.ca.govcreate new email. Include your name and tribal or organization affiliation, if applicable.


About the MMIP Grant:

  • Eligible applicants: Federally recognized California tribes
  • Funding available: $20.3 million
  • Anticipated release date for Round 2 RFP: November 2023
  • To apply: Check back to this website or request to be added to BSCC’s RFP Availability mailing list
  • Funds can be used for activities such as:
    • Culturally based outreach and awareness campaigns
    • Mental health services
    • Substance use disorder treatment
    • Reunification of indigenous foster youth or runaways with their families
    • Community healing activities
    • Activities to prevent human trafficking
    • Promoting coordination between tribal police and non-tribal counterparts
    • Legal clinics that offer training on the development of formal agreements between tribes and state and local governments
    • Funding partnerships with local law enforcement agencies


Background Information

The Budget Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 154, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2022opens PDF file ) 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 - Round 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


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.govcreate new email. A staff member will review your request and follow-up as needed.