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The District of Columbia Project Safe Neighborhoods (DC-PSN) program will target both male and female residents of the Woodland Terrace and Buena Terrace Vista Clusters located in Ward 8 SE Washington

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $114,757)

District of Columbia’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (DC PSN) FY 22

Application Opportunity ID #O-BJA-2022-171346

Application ID #A-460088

Grant Package ID #13680333


Project Abstract


     The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG), in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAODC), as the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Task Force’s fiscal agent and pass-through entity for the District of Columbia (“District”) requests $114,757 in federal funds to implement the District’s PSN strategy. In response to the BJA funding opportunity number O-BJA-2022-171346, the District will focus on creating safe neighborhoods by reducing gang and gun violence. The DC PSN Task Force will: (1) integrate PSN’s four key design elements (Community Engagement, Prevention, and Intervention, Focused and Strategic Enforcement, and Accountability) to help prevent violent crime and victimization in the identified target enforcement areas; and (2) enhance programs targeted to reduce gun and gang/crew violence in the identified historic and emerging hot spots of for violent crimes.  Young adults 18-24 years of age living in the targeted enforcement areas of Congress Heights, Washington Highlands, Columbia Heights, Fairlawn, Carver, Benning, Carver/Langston, Buena Vista, and Hillsdale/Barry Farm will be provided with evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions designed to improve positive outcomes among them and in their respective neighborhoods.  


The goals of the PSN funded project are to: 1) reduce gun violence in the targeted enforcement areas; 2) reduce youth gang/crew-related incidents in the identified historic and emerging hot spots; 3) increase positive outcomes among young adults who are at risk of gang/crew involvement; and 4) increase community engagement with vulnerable populations living in the targeted enforcement areas. Within six months of being awarded, OVSJG will sub-award to a District agency or community-based organization(s) to provide evidence-based interventions as outlined in the proposal and the DC-PSN Strategic Action Plan.

Date Created: September 28, 2022