U.S. Department of Justice: Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program (Project Safe Neighborhoods)
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gang violence and gun crime. The program’s effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. The USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN task force of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang violence and gun crime enforcement, intervention, and prevention initiatives within the district. Through the PSN task force, the USA will implement the five design features of PSN – partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability – to address specific gun crime and gang violence, in the most violent neighborhoods.
Amount: Up to 12 awards of up to $150,000-$500,000 each for a 24–month project period. Amounts will depend on categories, based on population size:
- Category 1: USAO district populations of 5 million or more. Awards of up to $500,000 will be made.
- Category 2: USAO district populations of 2,000,000-4,999,999. Awards of up to $300,000 will be made.
- Category 3: USAO district populations under 2 million. Awards of up to $150,000 will be made.
- Category 4: Federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native tribes, and/or tribal organizations. Awards of up to $150,000 will be made.
Eligibility: PSN Task Force fiscal agents for the U.S. Attorney districts and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. All fiscal agents must be certified by the relevant U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO). Eligible fiscal agents include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
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