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2007 Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $757,963)

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 California Governor's Office of Emergency Services serves as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of California's Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative. The District is experiencing an increase in gang criminal activity, fueled mainly by a very active drug trafficking trade. To combat this situation, the District will use its grant award to fund enforcement, prevention, and/or intervention programs. The Selection Committee chose the Oakland Police Department, the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, the San Francisco Police Department, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, and the East Palo Alto Police Department for enforcement, prevention, and/or intervention efforts. The grant will be coordinated between the United States Attorney's Office, the Selection Committee, the Fiscal Agent, and the selected applicants for the grant.

The Oakland Police Department will support Criminalistics Laboratory specialists. The Contra Costa County will implement a long-term program to combat gang activity through the capture and conviction of major violators. The San Francisco Police Department will fund personnel to staff 'Project: Search and Rescue.' The Alameda County District Attorney will continue staffing a very successful and effective truancy program, and the East Palo Alto Police Department will continue to fund personnel to combat escalating gang violence.


Date Created: September 4, 2007