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Utah PSN FY 2009 Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $108,877)

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.

West Valley City, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Utah, will use the grant to support the PSN task force through personnel funding. Several of the member law enforcement agencies have expressed concern over budget constraints, and funding will enable the member agencies to continue their participation in the task force. Funds will pay partial salaries for the following positions: the Tooele Task Force Officer, the Ogden Task Force Officer, the West Valley Prosecutor, and the West Valley City Task Force Officer. West Valley City will also use part of the funds to pay for administrative costs associated with managing the award.


Date Created: September 15, 2009