Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods program is a federal grant program designed to address violent crime with an emphasis on gun and gang related crime.  The PSN program provides funding to each of the 94 US Attorney districts to facilitate a coordinated response to the most critical violent crime problem in each district. 

Each of the U.S. Attorneys have established district PSN workgroups who have developed a PSN strategic plan (attached) which includes funding priorities for the 2018 award.  The U.S. Attorneys have identified the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) as the fiscal agent for the PSN program in Iowa.


ODCP in cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, offer a competitive Project Safe Neighborhood funding opportunity.  Through this funding opportunity, financial assistance is available to promote safe neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including, but not limited to, addressing criminal gangs and the felonious possession and use of firearms.  The PSN program supports coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in a unified approach coordinated with the U.S. Attorneys.  

Apply to Iowa's PSN Program.