Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.
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 FY22 more than $17.8 million was awarded. A total of 93 awards were granted. FY2022 awardee can be seen at
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's United States Attorney. Eligible USA-certified fiscal agents include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofits), and federally recognized American Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
In FY 2023, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a two-step process.
Up to $20,000,000 was available in FY23. 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, 2023.