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WDMI Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $119,426)

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.

Grand Valley State University, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Michigan, will use the grant to address both gun and gang-related crime throughout the district. Grants funds will be used to enhance the capacity of criminal justice personnel and strengthen collaborative problem solving strategies. Support will be provided to continue the working relationships between experienced local prosecutors, skilled local investigators, and the U.S. Attorney's Office. In addition, training will be provided to local prosecutors and investigators on federal resources available with respect to the referral and prosecution of offenders.


Date Created: September 15, 2009