SHREVEPORT / MONROE / ALEXANRIA / LAKE CHARLES / LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph and the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Task Force announced the availability of approximately $159,488 in PSN grants funds for the Western District of Louisiana. 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 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. Approximately $143,539 of the grant funds will be designated for grants under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program to fund new and/or current comprehensive gun crime and gang violence reduction strategies in our district.
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 violent crimes and gang violence committed with firearms.
Various types of single or multi‑grantee grant proposals 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.
Grant proposals must be submitted to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATTN: PSN Grant Competition, 800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200, Lafayette, LA 70501, no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
The FY 2018 PSN Grant Announcement, OMB No. 1121-0329 can be found at www.bja.gov/funding/PSNFormula18.pdf. Please also visit the Western District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney’s Office website at: www.justice.gov/usao-wdla, as well as www.psn.gov or www.bja.gov/programs/psn for more particulars on this grant.
Interested applicants may also contact Assistant U.S. Attorney and PSN Coordinator Jamilla A. Bynog at (337) 262-6618 for additional information.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Louisiana