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2007 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, $167,624)

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 Idaho State Police, acting as the fiscal agent for the Judicial District of Idaho, will use the Anti-Gang Initiative grant award to focus on suppression, enforcement, prevention, and intervention in the targeted Treasure Valley metro area. As part of this ongoing effort, the District created the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, a co-located unit comprised of federal agents and local officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting gang members and violent offenders. The District has released a Request for Proposals for sub-grantees that closes on August 1, 2007. Sub-grant awards will be made subsequently.


Date Created: September 5, 2007