News Release - Iowa Grant Applications Sought for Project Safe Neighborhoods Program

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2020

Susie Sher

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), along with the U.S. Attorney in the Northern District, announced today it is accepting applications for the State’s portion of the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program.  An estimated $83,397 in funding will be available to communities in the Northern U.S. Attorney District.


The PSN grant program is designed to address violent crime with an emphasis on gun and gang related crime.  The U.S. Attorney's Office has identified the following priority activities for the solicitation: 

         Equipment, services and technology for law enforcement

         Youth-serving organizations/agencies toward the operation/support of prevention programming, including critical thinking classes, mentoring initiatives and/or other programs aimed at promoting protective factors and positive youth development

         Mental health/social services assistance

         Crime prevention training, de-escalation training, and community policing training for law enforcement officers

         Gang task forces including enforcement and prevention activities


Local and State units of government, including Indian tribes, are eligible to apply to the ODCP for PSN grants.  Faith based and non-profit organizations are also eligible to apply, in collaboration with government agencies.


Competitive applications will be submitted through Iowa’s Grant Management system at and are due July 2nd.  Funding is expected to be available to successful applicants by October 1st


Northern District Boundaries    


For more information on the PSN program, visit the ODCP website at  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Dennis Wiggins at 515-725-0311 or  

Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on September 26, 2020 at 11:17pm.