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Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $60,663)

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 North Dakota Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), serving as the fiscal agent for the District of North Dakota, will use the grant to reduce gun and gang violence by aggressively investigating and prosecuting gang, gun, and drug crimes. BCI will fund prevention programs for juveniles, community safety and education programs for the public, and law enforcement gun crime reduction and anti-gang programs as part of its strategy. Requests for proposals will be released for these three areas, and the PSN task force will select sub-grantees.


Date Created: August 30, 2009