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Southern District of Mississippi FY 2009 PSN/Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $86,820)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 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 Southern District of Mississippi changed the fiscal agent for this grant award to the University of Southern Mississippi. The University of Southern Mississippi will use the funds to: reduce the number of firearm-related crimes in Gulfport and other affected areas within the district; train local law enforcement officers and provide information to target the worst criminals involved in gun and gang activity; and partner with various local agencies to promote a comprehensive and coordinated community action plan. The PSN selection committee will approve applications which will support the district's plan for combating gun and gang crime.


Date Created: September 19, 2010