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Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Announcement - Violent Gang & Gun Crime Reduction Program

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

Deadline for grant proposals is March 11, 2013

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley 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. 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. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2013.

The 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement can be found at

Various types of single or multi-grantee grant applications are welcome including those that address the following:

  1. Gang violence and gun violence reduction, deterrence, prevention, community outreach, and education;
  2. Enforcement, adjudication, and supervision programs;
  3. Prisoner Reentry Programs; or
  4. Other innovative related projects.

To apply, applicants must first register at Once registered, applicants must submit applications through Complete instructions on how to register and submit an application is at The deadline to apply is March 11, 2013.

Applicants can contact the Customer Support Hotline for technical assistance with submitting an application at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035 or by e-mail to Applicants may also contact Robert W. Gillespie, Jr., Assistant U. S. Attorney and PSN and Anti-Gang Coordinator for the Western District of Louisiana, at (318) 676-3600 for additional information.

For more information regarding the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, please visit the Western District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney's Office website at: as well as and

Updated May 17, 2017

Project Safe Neighborhoods