Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in crime associated with gang and gun violence. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. The USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN task force of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang and gun crime enforcement, intervention, and prevention initiatives within the district.
PSN's Four Design Features Applicants are expected to use funds to support one or more of the following four PSN design features:
Each of these design elements is extensively discussed in the Project Safe Neighborhoods Blueprint for Success, which can be a resource to the PSN Team and FY 2022 formula grant applicants: https://psntta.org/psn-blueprint-for-success/
BJA is seeking proposals to complete the following objectives:
For FY21 more than $17.5 million was awarded. A total of 88 awards were granted. FY2021 awardees can be seen at https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/FY21-Project-Safe-Neighborhoods-Awards.pdf
Eligible applicants are PSN Task Force fiscal agents for the U.S. Attorney districts. All fiscal agents must be certified by the relevant district United States Attorney's Office (USAO). Eligible USAO-certified fiscal agents include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
In FY 2022, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a two-step process.
Up to $18,000,000 was available in FY22 . Maximum dollar amount for each award: Determined by formula. Up to 93 awards will be granted. Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods extend up to 36-months, starting October 1, 2022.