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Safe Neighborhood grants announced

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SHREVEPORT, La., (KNOE 8 News) - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley has announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding of grants under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods.

This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission and violent crime reduction strategy by providing support to state, local and tribal efforts to reduce gun and gang-related violent crime. Contingent on the availability of funds, grant awards totaling $300,000 are possible in the Western District of Louisiana to fund new and current comprehensive gun crime reduction strategies and gang violence reduction strategies.

The deadline to submit the proposal to the U.S. Attorney's Office is noon on February 18, 2013.

Various types of single or multi-grantee grant applications are welcome, including those that address the following:

(1) Gang violence and gun violence reduction, deterrence, prevention, community outreach, and education;
(2) Enforcement, adjudication, and supervision programs;
(3) Prisoner reentry programs; or
(4) Other innovative related projects.

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