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Project Safe Neighborhoods grant announcement

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

SHREVEPORT/MONROE/ALEXANRIA/LAKE CHARLES/LAFAYETTE, 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, the Office of Justice Programs and the Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding of a grant under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).

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 gang violence and violent crimes committed with firearms.  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 and gang violence reduction strategies.  The application for this fiscal year 2016 (FY2016) PSN grant must be submitted to and received by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lafayette before noon on April 5, 2016.

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 FY2016 PSN Competitive Grant Announcement, BJA-2016-9342, can be found at www.bja.gov/funding/PSN16.pdf.  For the announcement or more information on the PSN program visit the U.S. Attorney’s Office website at www.justice.gov/usao/law/ and www.justice.gov/usao/law/psn.html or at www.psn.gov or www.bja.gov/programs/psn.

More information about the FY2016 PSN grant announcement and the PSN program can also be found by contacting Assistant U.S. Attorney and PSN and Anti-Gang Coordinator Robert W. Gillespie Jr. at (318) 676-3600.

Updated March 1, 2016