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Southern District of New York FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $115,260)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun and gang crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against persons involved in gun and gang crime, 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 Fund for the City of New York, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of New York, will target gang and gun violence in the jurisdictions of the Bronx, Yonkers, and Newburgh. PSN funding and resources will be directed toward these high-crime and high-need communities where strong collaboration, via Weed and Seed and Operation IMPACT have addressed gang and gun violence. Funding these community initiatives will support both law enforcement as well as gun and gang violence prevention programs.


Date Created: September 7, 2011