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Project Safe Neighborhoods

The following is a press release from the United States Attorney's Office:

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana and the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Task Force announce the   availability of approximately   $100,642   for grants.  Of that amount, approximately   $90,578 will be designated for grants under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative to fund new and/or current comprehensive gun crime reduction strategies and/or gang violence reduction strategies.  Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to combat gun violence by establishing partnerships among local, state and federal entities to implement a multi-faceted strategy to deter and punish gun violence.  PSN is a nationwide commitment to reduce violent crime by networking local programs that target gun crime, and providing those programs with the tools and resources they need to succeed.  The Anti-Gang Initiative is designed to enhance PSN task force efforts to combat gangs by building on effective PSN strategies and partnerships. 

        Single or multi-grantee grants will be considered within the total authorized funds of approximately $90,578 and will be awarded to community programs within the Western District of Louisiana that address: 

        (1)     Gang prevention and enforcement;

        (2)     Gun violence prevention, community outreach, and education; 

        (3)     Enforcement, adjudication, and supervision programs; or

        (4)     Other innovative, related projects. 

 

The goal of this grant program is to create a comprehensive, strategic approach to effectively reduce local gun and gang violence.   

        The following types of organizations are eligible to submit a proposal applying for grants for 2010 funding:

        (1)     Non-profit organizations;

 

        (2)             Units of state and local government.  Units of state and local government are considered to be:

 

                (a)             Parishes; and,

                (b)             Special units designated by law to exercise governmental functions, excluding school boards.  This includes tribal governments that     exercise law enforcement functions. 

        Grants cannot be made for gun-lock distributions, gun buy-back programs, air-time to run certain national public service announcements, or for payments to cooperating witnesses and informants.

        Grant proposals must be submitted to the  U. S. Attorney's Office,  ATTN:  PSN Grant Competition, 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, no later than 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. 

 

        Interested applicants may contact Lisa Alwert, PSN Paralegal, U. S. Attorney's Office at (337) 262-6618 or 1-800-676-6992 for additional information. Please also visit the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/law/programs/projectsafe.html as well as www.psn.gov and http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/psn.html for more particulars on these grants.

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