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Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Announcement

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

SHREVEPORT/MONROE/ALEXANRIA/LAFAYETTE/LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, Stephanie A. Finley, and the Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force announced today that the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding of grants under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).

This program furthers the Department of Justice=s mission and violent crime reduction strategy by providing support to state, local and tribal efforts to reduce gun and gang-related violent crime.  Contingent on the availability of funds, grant awards totaling $300,000 are possible in the Western District of Louisiana to fund new and current comprehensive gun crime reduction strategies and gang violence reduction strategies.  Grant proposal submissions must be received by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lafayette before 5 p.m. on April 10, 2014

Various types of single or multi‑grantee grant applications 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 Reentry Programs; or
  • Other innovative related projects.

The FY2014 PSN Competitive Grant Announcement and links to other grants available, and information on the PSN Program can be found at the U.S. Attorney’s web site as well as or at and

For more information, contact Western District of Louisiana Assistant U.S. Attorney and PSN and Anti-Gang Coordinator Robert W. Gillespie Jr. at (318) 676-3600.

Complete instructions on how to register and submit an application for this and other grants are available at  The FY2014 PSN Grant number is BJA-2014-3810.  Applicants can also contact the Customer Support Hotline for technical assistance with submitting any application at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035 or by e-mail to

Updated January 26, 2015