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2018 PSN Solicitation

Grant Solicitation
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Notice of Funding Availability

Notice of Funding
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Central California SAP

Strategic Action Plan
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2019-GP-BX-0134 (CDCA) Special Conditions

Special Conditions
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Project Safe Neighborhood Grants


Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer 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 program's effectiveness depends upon the ongoing coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies--and the communities they serve--engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in all 94 districts.

The Children’s Initiative will be seeking grant applications for the Central District of California beginning on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Focused program funding areas for the Central District of California have been limited to:

  • Targeted Prevention, Outreach, Engagement, and Re-entry programs that:

    • Provide services for at-risk communities to address drivers of gun and gang violence and repeat and habitual offenders; and/or

    • Provide outreach programs to Federal Firearm Licensees and the public to encourage responsible and safe gun ownership and to prevent the use of illegal straw purchasers.

  • Law Enforcement programs (or task forces) that:

    • Seek to reduce gang violence and the availability of weapons, particularly ghost guns and illegal Glock auto-switches and silencers, found in the Targeted Enforcement Area (TEA). This can include targeting violent gangs, felons in possession and other firearms offenses, geographic hot spot areas, and known shooters and chronic violent offenders, and the development of software to aid law enforcement in creating technology to properly identify and catalog ghost guns and Glock auto-switches.


For additional information about the Central District of California’s PSN, please review the program’s description and requirements.

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Application Requirements


  • Applications must be submitted by email to Jessica Brown at and David Cons at

  • Applications must include a program narrative. Proposals must meet the goals and objectives of the Central District of California’s PSN strategy.

  • Applications must also include a budget detail worksheet (template provided below).

    • The budget detail worksheet should provide the detailed computations for each line item, listing the total cost of each and showing how it was calculated.

    • Allowable uses for award funds are those costs consistent with the principles set out in Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 Subpart E, and those permitted by the grant program's authorizing legislation. Costs must be reasonable, allocable, and necessary to the project.

    • Allowable uses of funding include:

      • Salary, wage and fringe benefits of individuals supporting the PSN project.

      • Overtime compensation of individuals supporting the PSN project.

      • Workshops and events associated with the support of the PSN project (pending OJP/BJA approval).

      • Equipment purchased to support the execution of the PSN project.

      • Printing, publication, and duplication of material incurred to support the PSN project.

Other Information


  • A research grant shall be awarded to a research partner to evaluate the effectiveness and outcome measures of Southern California’s PSN violence reduction program.

  • Grants will be awarded to organizations based on locally developed proposals that incorporate the District’s approved strategic action plan (SAP).

  • Applicants are encouraged to leverage other funding and existing resources already in the community.

  • Grantees are required to comply with grant special conditions.

For more information on the legislation that established this grant program, visit the Project Safe Neighborhoods’ website.

For more information, contact Jessica Brown, Grant Compliance Specialist/Grant Writer at

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