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Project Safe Neighborhoods - Southern District of Mississipppi

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $86,820)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; 2) seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 3) emphasizes tactical intelligence gathering, more aggressive prosecutions, and enhanced accountability through performance measures. The United States Attorney in each federal judicial district will lead the offensive. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN Task Force, will allocate funds throughout the community.

The Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning, serving as the fiscal agent for Southern District of Mississippi, will use the grant to expand their gun and gang initiative to the gulf coast, specifically Harrison County. The goals of the program are to reduce the number of firearm-related crimes in Gulfport and other affected areas in the district, to train local law enforcement officers and provide information to target the worst criminals involved in gun and gang activity, and to partner with various local agencies to promote a comprehensive and coordinated community action plan. Grant funds will be used to fund overtime for enforcement and investigations related to gun and gang violence, purchase equipment and supplies to assist law enforcement in gathering intelligence and maintaining a gun and gang database, and to target children through after-school, mentoring, and summer programs. The fiscal agent will use a portion of the funds for administrative purposes.


Date Created: September 22, 2009