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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -354943-2020 Project Safe Neighborhood - Northern District
  Project Safe Neighborhoods
  Application Deadline: 07/02/2020 4:30 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 10/01/2020
Project End Date: 09/30/2021
Award Announcement Date: 08/31/2020
Eligible Applicant: State and Local Units of Government - Northern Judicial District
Program Officer: Dennis Wiggins
Phone: 515-306-4419 x
Categorical Area: Drugs, Justice, Prevention/Correction/Rehab, Justice, Victims, Justice, Youth, Law Enforcement, Substance Abuse, Youth

The Project Safe Neighborhoods program is a federal grant program designed to address violent crime with an emphasis on gun and gang related crime.  The PSN program provides funding to each of the 94 US Attorney districts to facilitate a coordinated response to the most critical violent crime problem in each district. 

Each of the U.S. Attorneys have established district PSN workgroups who have developed a PSN grant action plan which includes funding priorities for the 2020 award.  The U.S. Attorney has identified the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) as the fiscal agent for the PSN program in the Northern District of Iowa. 

ODCP in cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, offer a competitive Project Safe Neighborhood funding opportunity.  Through this funding opportunity, financial assistance is available to promote safe 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 PSN program supports coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in a unified approach coordinated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  

Funding for this opportunity is available through of Iowa’s 2020 Project Safe Neighborhoods award.  Approximately $83,397 will be committed in the Northern District. 

Iowa Northern District PSN Priority Activities

The US Attorney, Northern District of Iowa has identified the following Priority Activities for this solicitation.  Priority funding will be provided to projects which employ strategies that positively affect these broadly targeted activities: 

  • Equipment, services and technology for law enforcement
  • Youth-serving organizations/agencies toward the operation/support of prevention programming, including critical thinking classes, mentoring initiatives and/or other programs aimed at promoting protective factors and positive youth development
  • Mental health/social services assistance
  • Crime prevention training, de-escalation training, and community policing training for law enforcement officers
  • Gang task forces including enforcement and prevention activities

The U.S. Attorney’s PSN Task Force has identified Black Hawk County/Waterloo as an area of priority based on violent crime data.  Applications serving Black Hawk County/Waterloo will receive priority consideration in the review process. 

Eligible Applicants

Those eligible to receive grant funds from ODCP include state and local units of government, Indian tribes, faith based organizations and nonprofit entities.  A local unit of government is defined as a city, county, town, township or other general purpose political subdivision of a state and includes Indian tribes that perform law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.  A city or county must be the legal applicant and recipient on behalf of city and county departments.  Iowa faith based and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive grant funding, but application must be made through a state or local unit of government.  

Application Deadline

Applications for 2020 PSN funding must be received by ODCP through Iowa’s enterprise grant management system ( by 4:30 p.m. July 2, 2020

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Description File Name File Size
Draft Certified Assurances - Provided for information only. Successful applicants will sign certifications with their contract materials. Minor changes are expected for this funding cycle. Certified Assurances June 2019.pdf 105 KB
Draft Standard Grant Conditions - Provided for information only. Successful applicants will sign conditions with their contract materials. Minor changes are expected for this funding cycle. ODCP Standard Grant Conditions June 2019.pdf 272 KB
Application Instructions PSN application instructions 2020.pdf 115 KB
Federal PSN Performance Measures PSN Performance Measures.pdf 208 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy
Bureau of Justice Assistance - Evidence Based Programming
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs - Financial Guide U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.