Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABLE FUNDS

2018 Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN)

Project Application Due Date: June 28, 2019

This is a limited competition grant program, applications will be accepted from law enforcement and other agencies providing relevant services in three Targeted Enforcement Areas (TEA): Denver metro – including the cities of Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Commerce City, and Westminster. Southeastern Colorado – including the cities of Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Fountain, as well as unincorporated portions of El Paso County. Northeastern Colorado – including the cities of Ft. Collins, Greeley, and Loveland, as well as unincorporated portions of Larimer and Weld Counties.

Purpose of the Funds: 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 Colorado PSN task force intends to allocate funds within the three Targeted Enforcement Areas (see below) to provide services directly relevant to targeted law enforcement intervention PSN strategy and for providing prevention and re-entry services, particularly those using concrete interventions to prevent people at risk of committing violence from actually becoming violent and to help people convicted of violent crimes successfully re-enter society rather than relapsing into criminal behavior, including through services such as job training, transportation, and housing assistance.

Goals for Colorado’s PSN program:

  •      Remove serial shooters from the three targeted enforcement areas (TEA)* communities;
  •      Reduce violent crime through a combination of intervention, prosecution, and re-entry efforts.

 

Amount Available: A total of $370,749 is available for subgrants; successful 2018 PSN Grant Applicants will be provided in two categories: Category 1) targeted law enforcement intervention and re-entry services at $296,599 for a total of and Category 2) targeted prevention activities for a total of $74,150.

Award period: Award start dates will be October 1, 2019. Applicants can apply for up to two years of funding although it is anticipated that some will not require the full two years to fully expend their grant awards.

Eligibility: Targeted law enforcement intervention and re-entry services applications (Category 1) will be accepted from law enforcement agencies* in Colorado within three Targeted Enforcement Areas (TEA): Denver metro – including the cities of Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Commerce City, and Westminster. Southeastern Colorado – including the cities of Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Fountain, as well as unincorporated portions of El Paso County. Northeastern Colorado – including the cities of Ft. Collins, Greeley, and Loveland, as well as unincorporated portions of Larimer and Weld Counties.

*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.

Targeted prevention activities (Category 2) applications will be accepted from the law enforcement agencies under Category 1 but also from other organizations within the TEAs providing relevant prevention services.

Project Materials: Grant announcement, project applications and instructions can be obtained through the on-line application system, ZOOMGRANTS at  https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/PSN_2019. For questions regarding ZOOMGRANTS, contact Laurie Munro at DCJGMS@state.co.us. For questions other than technical ZOOMGRANTS issues, contact Kristy Wilson at Kristy.wilson@state.co.us or 303-239-4567.

HOW TO APPLY:  Project applications must be submitted online (Zoomgrants) on or before FRIDAY, June 28, 2019.  PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE. Failure to submit a complete project application may result in denial of funding.