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Project Safe Neighborhoods: Montana's Catch and No Release Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $68,442)

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 Montana Board of Crime Control, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Montana, will use the grant for the following: 1) an aggressive and coordinated local, state, and federal law enforcement approach to gun and gang violence and illegal gun possession; 2) continued training for state and local law enforcement; 3) continued outreach initiatives and the beginning of new outreach campaigns; 4) an aggressive Project Sentry juvenile and school safety initiative; and 5) multi-jurisdictional violent crime task forces. Sub-recipients will be determined by the fiscal agent once the grant is awarded.


Date Created: August 25, 2009