Title: Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Grant Program
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices (USAOs) in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.
The Colorado PSN Board, coordinated by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, intends to allocate funds within the four specified Targeted Enforcement Areas (TEAs) that represent the regions where violence is of greatest concern and which also represent discrete law enforcement areas with unique challenges. Funds will be awarded to support focused and strategic enforcement to address violent crime, for violent crime prevention and intervention activities, and for community engagement efforts, which are aligned with the Colorado PSN Program strategy. Based on the current data concerning violent crime in the TEAs, the Colorado USAO and PSN Board have determined that focused and strategic enforcement is currently the most direct manner in which the PSN program can contribute to community safety. Therefore, at this time, most resources of the PSN program will be allocated towards accomplishing this key objective.
Project Application DEADLINE: May 22, 2023
- Application Instructions (link) https://dcj.colorado.gov/psn-application-instructions
- FAQs (link) https://dcj.colorado.gov/psn-faqs
- Technical Resources (link)
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About the Funding Agency:
The mission of the Division of Criminal Justice is to improve the public safety of the community, the quality of services to crime victims, and the effectiveness of services to offenders. We accomplish this by analyzing policy, conducting criminal justice research, managing programs, and administering grants.
Purpose of the Funds
- Enhance the capability of task forces within Target Enforcement Areas to identify and prosecute individuals perpetrating the most violent acts.
- Enhance prevention resources and community engagement efforts in Target Enforcement Areas.
- Category 1) is for focused and strategic enforcement by law enforcement agencies*, of which 30% must be dedicated to gang/violent crime task forces – specifically on the investigation and prosecution of criminal and/or transnational organizations that are engaged in high levels of violent crime, firearms offenses, human trafficking, and drug trafficking; and
- Category 2) is for violent crime prevention resources and community engagement efforts. (see application instructions for more specific information)
34 U.S.C. §§60701-60705
Category 1 and Category 2 (defined above) applications will be accepted from law enforcement agencies* and from other organizations providing relevant services in Colorado within the four Targeted Enforcement Areas (TEAs) outlined as follows:
- Denver Metro area
- Colorado Springs
- Northern Colorado (including the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland)
- Southern Colorado (including the city of Pueblo)
*A law enforcement agency serving as the fiscal agent for a Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force (MJTF) can apply both as an individual agency and then also as the fiscal agent of a MJTF.
Project applications that fall within one or more of the Category 1 and Category 2 purpose areas (see above) will be accepted from law enforcement agencies* and from other organizations providing relevant services in Colorado within the four TEAs outlined as follows: 1) Denver Metro area; 2) Colorado Springs; 3) Northern Colorado (including the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland); and 4) Southern Colorado (including the city of Pueblo).