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Project Safe Neighborhoods in Western New York, 2007

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $203,538)

The Anti-Gang Initiative provides funds to support new or expanded anti-gang enforcement and prevention efforts under the existing Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative. These new funds may be used by the PSN task force to combat gangs by leveraging current strategies and partnerships developed under PSN initiatives or may be used to develop new anti-gang initiatives. The Anti-Gang initiative will be led by the United States Attorney in each of the 94 federal judicial districts across America. Grant funds will be awarded to a single fiscal agent in each of the 94 districts. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN task force, will allocate the funds throughout the community to support the anti-gang initiative in that community.

The Rochester Institute of Technology will use Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang funding to suppress, intervene and prevent gang activity in the cities of Buffalo and Rochester. More specifically, funds will be used to establish an independent committee to develop solicitations, review proposals and make recommendations regarding funding, and administer contracts for the Western District of New York's Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force. The Task force will concentrate its anti-gang efforts towards focusing on: 1) enforcement operations including police and probation; 2) outreach and prevention services coordinated with enforcement and prosecution strategies; and 3) analysis of data, forensic evidence and intelligence.


Date Created: July 30, 2007