Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Announcement | USAO-WDLA

SHREVEPORT/ LAFAYETTE/ ALEXANDRIA/ LAKE CHARLES/ MONROE, La. Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook and the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Task Force announced the availability of approximately $154,931 in PSN grant funds for the Western District of Louisiana. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding of a grant under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. At least 30% ($41,831) of the grant funds must be designated for grants under the PSN Program to fund new and/or current gang violence reduction strategies in the Western District. In addition, approximately $97,607 can be designated to fund both new and/or current comprehensive gun crime and gang violence reduction strategies within the Western District.   

PSN furthers the Department of Justice=s mission to reduce violent crime by providing support to state, local and tribal efforts to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime and gang violence committed with firearms utilizing prevention, enforcement and intervention methods. 

Various types of single or multi‑grantee grant proposals are welcome including those that address the following: 

  • Gang violence and gun violence reduction, deterrence, prevention, community outreach and education; 
  • Enforcement, adjudication and supervision programs; 
  • Prisoner re-entry programs; or
  • Other innovative related projects.

Grant proposals must contain the following: (1) Project Abstract, (2) Project Narrative, and (3) Budget Detail Worksheet and Narrative.  In addition, the Project Narrative should contain the following subparts:  (a) Statement of the Problem, (b) Project Design and Implementation, (c) Gang Task Force Set Aside (if applicable), and (d) Plan for Collecting Data and Determining Performance Measures.  To be eligible, grant proposals must be submitted to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATTN: PSN Grant Competition, 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200, Lafayette, LA 70501, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

The FY 2021 PSN Grant Announcement, Grants.gov Opportunity # O-BJA-2021-94005 can be found on the Western District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney’s Office website at: www.justice.gov/usao-wdla. More information about the program can be located at www.psn.gov or www.bja.gov/programs/psn

Interested applicants may also contact Assistant U.S. Attorney and PSN Coordinator Jamilla A. Bynog at (337) 262-6618 for additional information.

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