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Project Safe Neighborhoods, Southern District of Iowa

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $127,998)

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 inter-relationship of gun, gang, and drug activities in the Southern District of Iowa makes it necessary for the District to decentralize enforcement and prevention strategies, allowing communities to assess and implement gun crime and violence prevention and enforcement programming to best fit their needs. The Iowa Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy will utilize FY07 PSN funds to: increase police presence in problematic neighborhoods; provide additional investigative resources for firearm-related activities; and increase public awareness in the Cities of Council Bluffs and Clinton. The funds also will be used for the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis for a Justice System Analyst to continue the Search of Information with Firearms Tie-ins (SIFT) program and provide consultation to sub-recipients.


Date Created: September 5, 2007