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Southern District of New York's 2007 PSN Competitive Grant Application

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $250,100)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; 2) seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 3) emphasizes tactical intelligence gathering, more aggressive prosecutions, and enhanced accountability through performance measures. The United States Attorney in each federal judicial district will lead the offensive. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN Task Force, will allocate funds throughout the community.

The Fund for the City of New York will use FY07 PSN funding to fight the significant gang and gun crime problems in the Southern District. The District covers eight counties, including two of the five New York City boroughs, and includes 4.8 million people. Gun crimes continue to constitute a serious threat to public safety. The District's PSN strategy seeks to: 1) raise public awareness of the gun violence problem; 2) engage the community in the planned response to gun violence; 3) deglorify guns, particularly to youth in the targeted communities; 4) target specific communities for enhanced enforcement and prosecution; and 5) improve collaboration and cooperation between PSN Task Force members.

The following target areas will be funded: 1) Bronx (Bruckner/43rd Precinct) will refocus and expand investigative resources through Project Fed Up and continue the STAR (Students Together Avoiding Risks) prevention program for school children; 2) Bronx (42nd Precinct) will convene a gun prevention task force led by SoBro, bringing an anti-gun message to youth residing in public housing; 3) Mount Vernon will expand the investigative capabilities of the Field Intelligence Unit; 4) Newburgh will support operations of its multi-agency regional task force and fund the U-Turn project for youth; 5) Poughkeepsie (North Side) will fund the Youth Empowerment Summer (YES!) program, a prevention program; and 6) Younkers (3rd Precinct) will fund the Youth Initiative Training program, an intervention program that brings together police and youth.


Date Created: July 26, 2007