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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program


Deadline for submission of a grant proposal to the U.S. Attorney is February 18, 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 submit the proposal to the U.S. Attorney’s Office is noon on February 18, 2013.

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.

The 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement can be found at Those who are interested should 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.

The deadline to submit applications to the U.S. Attorney is noon on February 18, 2013.

Applicants can contact the Customer Support Hotline for technical assistance with submitting an application at (800) 518-4726, (606) 545-5035, or by e-mail to

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

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