Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program

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**Although this solicitation does not explicitly name Public Defenders as a possible source of partnerships, we feel that a Public Defender office working in reentry or in client and community based defense may be an excellent candidate as a primary or secondary grantee. This is a fantastic opportunity to reach out to "unlikely" partners to form fundable relationships to support your work and your communities.**

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including but not limited to, criminal gang violence and the felonious possession and use of firearms. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation and partnering of local, state, tribal, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the United States Attorney (USA) in each district.

Led by the USA, the PSN task force typically includes both federal and local prosecutors, federal law enforcement agencies (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [ATF], Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], and U.S. Marshals Service), local and state law enforcement agencies, probation and parole offices, and the certified fiscal agent. The inclusion of local government leaders, social service providers, neighborhood leaders, members of the faith community, and business leaders, is also essential.

Funding Source: 
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Eligible Grantees: 

Applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), faith-based organizations, and consortiums with demonstrated experience in addressing and developing strategies to reduce violent crime. This includes, but is not limited to, prevention, enforcement, prosecution, intervention, and reentry strategies. Additionally, only applicants that have experience delivering training and technical assistance on a national level are eligible to apply. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.