Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $500,447)
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including, but not limited to, addressing criminal gangs and the felonious possession and use of firearms and projects that support innovative cooperative efforts and partnerships between federal, state, and local law enforcement engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney in all 94 districts to identify and prevent violent crime. The program's effectiveness depends on the cooperation and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal agencies and the communities they serve engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in all 94 districts. Acting decisively at all levels (federal, state, local, and tribal) will help reverse a rise in violent crime and keep American citizens safe. PSN provides the critical funding, resources, and training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and their PSN teams to combat violent crime and make their communities safer through a comprehensive approach to public safety that marries targeted enforcement efforts with community engagement, prevention, and reentry efforts. Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). In 2019, 30% of each PSN award must be used to support activities undertaken by gang task forces to reduce violent crime, firearms offenses, human trafficking, and drug trafficking.