BPAI Fellowship RFA

The City is starting a Blueprint Approved Institute (BPAI) violence prevention Minneapolis fellowship. The Request for Application (RFA) time period has ended.


The Request for Application (RFA) window for 2022  fellowship was open from January 4 to January 25, 2022.

Key dates

Jan. 4, 2022  RFA released
Jan. 11, 2022, 10:30 a.m. Pre-application conference call
Jan. 25, 2022, 5 p.m. RFA applications due
Jan. 28, 2022 Deadline for announcing award recipients
Feb. 10, 2022, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Initial cohort orientation meeting

Fellowship details

Blueprint Approved Institute (BPAI) 

The Blueprint Approved Institute (BPAI) works with community to build strong approaches to violence prevention. BPAI does this by:

  • Helping community groups develop the tools and skills they need to be effective and sustainable.
  • Yearly, select a number of agencies to participate in a training cohort to carry out a violence prevention program in their community. 

2022 BPAI Fellowship goals

The fellowship goals are to ensure that local agencies are equipped to meet the needs of their communities. The Office of Violence Prevention runs the City of Minneapolis BPAI fellowship.

The focus areas include:

  • Budgeting
  • Grant writing and fundraising
  • Program evaluation
  • Facilitation
  • Communication and marketing
  • Community engagement

Eligibility requirements

  • Agency is not a past participant in BPAI
  • Operating budget of less than $100,000 per year
  • Violence prevention is a focus of your work
  • You require capacity-building training to meet community needs
  • Agency serves Minneapolis residents at greatest risk of violence

How it works

Selected agencies will:

  • Have one or two individuals participate
  • Attend training sessions
  • Participate in capacity-building sessions
  • Receive up to $6,000 for this work

Fellowship dates

February 2022 through end of September 2022.

Pre-application conference call

Date and time

A pre-application conference call was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Ways to participate

  • Join the online meeting
  • Call into the meeting - audio only
    • Call 612-276-6670
    • Enter conference ID number: 857 526 233# 

Request for Application process

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415