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Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $65,429)

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 Alaska State Troopers, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Alaska, will use the grant to continue gun crime reduction and anti-gang efforts through the support of prosecuting attorneys who are cross deputized to pursue gun-using criminals in both state and federal courts. The goals and objectives for this initiative are twofold. In urban areas, the goal is to aggressively prosecute firearm crimes in order to get violent offenders and weapons off the street. In rural areas, the goals are primarily education and prevention. However, when appropriate, firearm cases in rural Alaska will be prosecuted in order to send a deterrent message to those communities. Funds will be used for salary and fringe benefits for prosecuting attorneys and for administrative costs of managing the grant award.


Date Created: September 3, 2009