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FY 07 Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $729,377)

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.

Based on the results of the ten re-entry pilot projects funded through the Northern District of Illinois' FY06 PSN award, the PSN Task Force will make awards to applicants in the Chicago area. The goal of the awards will be to: 1) Reduce drug and gun trafficking and gang activity in the target areas of Chicago Police Districts 7, 9, 10, 11, and 15, and 2) Educate parolees regarding increased federal penalties for carrying firearms to reduce the number of new parolee weapons offenses in the target districts.


Date Created: August 6, 2007