U.S. Department of Justice: Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program
The Gang Suppression Planning Grants program is designed to reduce violent crime, gangs, and victimization and promote public safety in communities through planning support to eligible localities to build capacity for a multilateral data-driven strategy. The overall, long-term goals of the program are to:
- Understand the jurisdiction’s gang landscape and be able to use data (gang intelligence) to develop effective gang control strategies
- Reduce and sustain reductions in community youth violence, particularly gun and gang violence, and victimization
- Prevent violence and promote healing from victimization and exposure to violence in the home, school, and community
- Increase the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children, youth, and families
The program targets jurisdictions that have high levels of youth-perpetrated gun crime and gang violence and that can demonstrate a willingness and readiness to develop fully comprehensive, community- and data-driven responses. Funding will support selected jurisdictions to undertake strategic planning and capacity-building work through multidisciplinary and community partnerships.
Applicants must propose and undertake their work through a collaboration of key stakeholders. In addition to affected youth and families, the collaborative group must include representation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) and its Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) team; city, county, and/or tribal leadership; and local law enforcement, prosecutors, public health, education, courts, job and workforce development, housing, and community development agencies. It may include other key partners such as colleges, career and technical education institutions, the business community, the media, faith institutions, domestic violence programs, and rape crisis centers. Governance of the collaborative group is to be shared between the public and private sectors. Youth, families, community members, and nonpublic entities representing or directly serving youth and families must compose a significant proportion of the collaborative body.
Amount: A total of $1,000,000 is available to make five awards of up to $200,000 each.
Eligibility: States (including territories), units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments.
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