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Anti-gang Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $95,188)

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 Office of Attorney General serves as the fiscal agent for the Judicial District of North Dakota's 2007 Fiscal Year Anti-Gang Initiative. The District's target areas for PSN and Anti-Gang strategies are similar and although, North Dakota's gang problem is not a major one, the District will focus on addressing drug trafficking violence. Each of the four major metropolitan areas have identified a few gangs existing within their jurisdictions, as did law enforcement officials on Indian reservations. Grant funds will be used for law enforcement training, a resource center to promote PSN and Anti-gang efforts, and sponsor youth programs that address efforts to reduce juvenile gang and gun related violence, all of which will be determined at a later time.


Date Created: September 16, 2007