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FY 2021 Project Safe Neighborhoods - District of Maryland

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
Anne Arundel
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $326,401)

Proposed Project Period
October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024

Crime Rate and Crime Drivers

In 2019, Maryland ranked as the eleventh most violent state in the nation, with the sixth highest murder rate and the highest robbery rate. Homicides and non-fatal shootings drive violent crime in Maryland.  The PSN partners will utilize funds to reduce violent crime by pursuing violent repeat offenders, disrupting and dismantling criminal gangs, and vigorously prosecuting the felonious possession, use, and trafficking of firearms. Specific service areas will be determined based on the jurisdictions awarded funds through a competitive process. Each successful applicant will be required to form a local PSN task force, complete a thorough assessment of the violent crime drivers in their community and develop a strategic plan to address those issues. All funded programs will be required to track their progress by establishing and reporting on specific program measures- both quantitative and qualitative.
Proposed Evidence –Based Interventions

The GOCPYVS is considering the following evidence-based interventions:

Hot Spots Policing 
Group Violence Reduction Strategy 
Gang Task Force
OCDETF Strike Force
High Point Drug Market Intervention 
NIBIN driven investigations

Geographic Focus of the Intervention

Maryland will provide funding to jurisdictions seeking to develop expanded multi-jurisdictional collaborations and information sharing to reduce violent crime throughout the State.

Key Partners

United States Attorney’s Office
Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services 
Maryland Parole and Probation
Federal Investigative Agencies (ATF, DEA, FBI, HSI, USMS)
State and local law enforcement and prosecutors

Date Created: December 8, 2021