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U.S. Attorney Announces Availability of $489,571 in Funding to Reduce Violent Crime and Gun Violence in the Western District of Kentucky

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – Michael A. Bennett, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced today that applications are now being accepted for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant funding for Western District of Kentucky for the reduction of violent crime and gun violence.

“Project Safe Neighborhoods is the Department’s flagship program designed to effectively reduce violent crime and gun violence,” said U.S. Attorney Bennett. “PSN’s core principles of fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results, bring together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to decrease violent crime. I encourage community organizations and law enforcement agencies throughout our 53 counties to apply for funding and utilize their expertise to make our communities safer for all citizens.”

The PSN program has $489,571 to award in the Western District. The grant activities will be managed through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s JPSC’s electronic grants management system, also known as Intelligrants 10.0 (IGX). Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, February 24, 2023, at 6:00 pm ET. Technical assistance with application preparation and submission is available from the JPSC upon request.

When considering grant awards, the Western District of Kentucky’s PSN Team will give priority to youth-serving organizations that provide prevention programming; mental health and social services assistance for at-risk individuals; crime prevention training, de-escalation training and community training for law enforcement officers; gang task forces; and equipment, services, and technology for law enforcement.

Western District of Kentucky community organizations and law enforcement agencies interested in applying for this PSN grant funding can open the hyperlink below.

https://justice.ky.gov/Departments-Agencies/GMD/Documents/PSN%20Solicitation%20USAO%20FINAL%2012-21-22.pdf

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Updated January 31, 2023