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Project Safe Neighborhood

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Grant Program and Anti-Gang Initiative

This application process is CLOSED. We are not accepting applications.

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Program Description

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide network designed to create safer neighborhoods by reducing gang activity, gun violence, and gun crime, and sustaining that reduction.  The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies in a unified offensive led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each of the 94 federal judicial districts.  Each USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN task force of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement PSN initiatives within the district.

Source of Funding

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Eligible Program Participants

Awards may be made to state agencies, local units of government, or non-profit agencies.  A local unit of government is a city, county, or other political subdivision of a state.

Types of Programs Funded

PSN funds can be used for state and local initiatives that support prevention programs, enforcement programs, and reentry programs.

Method of Notification Regarding Funding Availability

Notices of funding availability are mailed to Law Enforcement Executives, Corrections Professionals, Juvenile Supervisors, State’s Attorneys, Present Grantees, and other Interested Government Agencies and Community Organizations.

Application/Award Process

PSN Application PDF Format PSN Application Word Format

Applications can be downloaded from this website or obtained by contacting the Grants Management Section at (701) 328-5500. 

The PSN Selection Committee will meet and review applications at a later date.  Each applicant will be invited to present additional material to the Board at that time.

Match Requirements

There is no match requirement for this program.

Program Funding Period

The grant award will begin January 1, 2012 and end on December 31, 2012.  Continued funding cannot be guaranteed.