Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime. The program's effectiveness depends upon the ongoing coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies working together with the communities they serve—engaged in a unified approach led by the United States Attorney (USA). Acting decisively in a coordinated manner at all levels—federal, state, local, and tribal—will help sustain recently achieved reductions in crime and keep our communities safe. PSN provides the critical funding, resources, and training for PSN teams—including law enforcement, prosecutors, community groups, researchers, and others—to combat violent crime and make their communities safer through a comprehensive approach to public safety that marries targeted law enforcement efforts with community engagement, prevention, and reentry efforts.

OBJECTIVES AND DELIVERABLES

With PSN, each United State Attorney Office of Arkansas is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN team of federal, state, local, and tribal (where applicable) law enforcement and other community members to implement a strategic plan for investigating, prosecuting, and preventing violent crime. Through the PSN team, each district will implement the five design features of PSN—leadership, partnership, targeted and prioritized enforcement, prevention, and accountability—to address violent crime in their respective districts.

FEDERAL AGENGY-SOURCE OF FUNDING

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA):  Statutory Authority: Awards under this solicitation will be made under statutory authority provided by Public Law No. 115-141, 132 Stat. 348, 420 and 436 and under statutory authority provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law No. 116-6, 133 Stat. 13, 112, and the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018, Public Law No. 115-185, 132 Stat. 1485.

ELIGIBLE PSN ENTITIES

Eligible entities are law enforcement units that operate within the State of Arkansas and/or local jurisdictions that have been identified in the Request For Proposal (RFA).

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Districts of Arkansas

(Western Districts) See Link below for the 6 divisions and 34 Counties within the Western District of Arkansas https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdar/about-district

(Eastern Districts) See Link below for the 5 divisions and 41 Counties within the Eastern District of Arkansas https://www.justice.gov/usao-edar/about

**The Department of Finance and Administration-Intergovernmental Services (DFA-IGS)/State Administering Agency serves as the federal grant administrator (fiscal agent) for the USAO Western District of Arkansas and the USAO Eastern District of Arkansas Project Safe Neighborhood Programs.