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Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program (Project Safe Neighborhoods) FY 2015
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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a
sustained reduction in crime associated with gang and gun violence. 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 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. Details on the five design features (also referred to as core elements) neighborhoods. Details on the five design features (also referred to as core elements) can be
found on pages 5-6 and online at www.ncjrs.gov/html/bja/205263/.
The PSN Program continues to be a competitive-based program. In a competitive environment,
“need” and use of more effective, intelligence- and data-driven strategies will be key factors for
funding selections, in addition to performance results and other factors. Therefore, grant awards
for FY 2015 will be made through a competitive process to encourage and focus funding on
high-performing and evidence-based programs where the need is greatest and where the most violent neighborhoods, within districts, are being addressed.
Category 4: Federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native tribes and/or tribal organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations must coordinate their application with the local USAO as well as provide a letter of certification from the local USAO for their application.
Category 4 (Competition ID: BJA-2015-4051): Federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native tribes, and/or tribal organizations. Contingent upon the availability of funds, awards of up to $150,000 will be made for an estimated total of 24-month project period, beginning on Oct 1, 2015.