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Grants to USA Agencies, Educational Institutions, Nonprofits, and Tribes to Reduce Violent Crime and Promote Safe Communities

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Formula Grant Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
CFDA Number: 16.609
Funding or PIN Number: O-BJA-2023-171572
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/04/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 04/11/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, and tribal governments for activities to reduce violent crime in local communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to support the creation and implementation of strategies that engage community members and law enforcement agencies in ending violence, preventing victimization, and promoting safe neighborhoods.

PSN requires each USAO to establish a team of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (where applicable) law enforcement, prosecution, other public sector partners, as applicable, and community-based organization representatives (herein the PSN Team) to implement a strategic plan for addressing the most pressing violent crime problems within the USAO’s district.

PSN has four design features — (1) community engagement, (2) prevention and intervention, (3) focused and strategic enforcement, and (4) accountability — which are built on the core principles of fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results of these efforts.

PSN also encourages the development of practitioner-researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create strategies and interventions that are effective and make communities safer. And BJA expects PSN Teams to proactively engage with and support the communities they serve as allies in reducing crime and improving the quality of life in affected neighborhoods.

For further information about PSN's Four Design Features, see

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
Certified PSN Team fiscal agents for the federal judicial districts

All fiscal agents must be certified by the relevant district’s United States Attorney. Eligible USA-certified fiscal agents include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofits), and federally recognized American Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).

For the purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

If an applicant is a fiscal agent or other entity that has not received the required certification by its local USA, its application will not be considered for funding.

In addition to the unallowable costs identified in the DOJ Grants Financial Guide, award funds may not be used for the following:
- Prizes, rewards, entertainment, trinkets (or any type of monetary incentive)
- Client stipends
- Gift cards
- Food and beverage

Pre-Proposal Conference
Solicitation Webinar
On March 9, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET, BJA personnel will host a webinar to provide additional details about this opportunity and answer questions from participants. Register to participate in the webinar:

Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by April 04, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by April 11, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants:
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SFLLL) form when they register in Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

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For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above.

Watch the webinar recording from March 9, 2023:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Term of Contract
- Period of performance start date: 10/1/23
- Period of performance duration: 36 Months

Contact Information
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and a SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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