2018 PSN Solicitation

Grant Solicitation
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Notice of Funding Availability

Notice of Funding
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District of
Oregon SAP

Strategic Action Plan
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2019-GP-BX-0135 (OR) 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 Southern District of Oregon:

  •  Beginning Friday, April 17, 2020. Deadline: Monday, May 18 at 5 pm.

  • Expected grant recipients will be selected and receiving funds no later than June 12, 2020.

  • Grant period: October 1, 2019-September 30, 2022

Focused program funding areas for the District of Oregon’s PSN strategy for the 2018 funding cycle, the Portland Area Crime Gun Initiative (PACGI), have been limited to:

  • Targeted prevention, intervention, deterrence, and/or outreach activities for individuals at highest risk of being a victim or perpetrator in a shooting (including firearm violence victims) in the Targeted Enforcement Area (TEA), which employ the application of long-term, intensive case management. PACGI’s goal is to replicate the Oakland Ceasefire Intensive Case Manager/Life Coach program by creating an intensive Case Manager/Life Coach program in the TEA. Similar to Oakland, California and other jurisdictions’ ceasefire strategies, the goals are to reduce the risk of re-hospitalization for firearm or assault injuries, arrest for firearm or violent crime, and death by homicide.


For additional information about Oakland’s Ceasefire Intensive Case Manager/Life Coach program, please review the program’s description and requirements from the link.

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Application Requirements


  • Applications must be submitted by email to Jessica Brown at jbrown@theci.org and Suzanne Hayden at Suzanne.Hayden@usdoj.gov.

  • Applications must include a program narrative. Proposals must meet the goals and objectives of the District of Oregon’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, the Portland Area Crime Gun Initiative (PACGI).

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

    • 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


  • 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 jbrown@theci.org.