News Release - Iowa Grant Applications Sought for Project Safe Neighborhoods Program
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2020
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 www.iowagrants.gov and are due July 2nd. Funding is expected to be available to successful applicants by October 1st.
Northern District Boundaries https://www.justice.gov/usao-