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Anna Lopez
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, OAJJA
700 Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80215
Direct: 720.582.2091
Toll-Free: 1.800.201.1325
Fax: 303.239.4491
E-mail: anna.lopez@state.co.us

2019 PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD (PSN)

OFFERED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF ADULT AND JUVENILE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE (OAJJA)

PROJECT APPLICATION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2021

This is a limited competition grant program.  Applications will be accepted from law enforcement and other agencies providing relevant services in four Targeted Enforcement Areas (TEA), outlined as follows:  

Denver Metro area Colorado Springs Northern Colorado including the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland Pueblo

 

Eligibility:  Category 1 and Category 2 (defined above) applications will be accepted from law enforcement agencies* and from other organizations providing relevant services in Colorado within the four TEAs outlined as follows:  1). Denver Metro area; 2). Colorado Springs; 3). Northern Colorado including the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland; and 4.) Pueblo.

*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.

Project Materials: Grant announcement, project applications and instructions can be obtained through the online application system, ZOOMGRANTS.  For questions regarding ZOOMGRANTS, contact Gillian Trickett.  For questions other than technical ZOOMGRANTS issues, contact Jennifer Geisheker or 720-357-4962.

Project Submission:  Project applications must be submitted online (ZOOMGRANTS) on or before FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021.  

PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.  Failure to submit a complete project application may result in denial of funding. 

Project Application Due Date: October 1, 2021

Amount Available: Pending funding availability, a total of $200,720* is anticipated available for subgrants.  Successful 2019 PSN Grant applicants will be provided awards in two categories: Category 1) is for violence responsive programs to targeted law enforcement intervention aligned with the PSN strategy, of which 30% must be dedicated to activities of TEAs targeted on gang violence reduction efforts – specifically on the investigation and prosecution of criminal and/or transnational organizations that are engaged in high levels of violent crime, firearms offenses, human trafficking, and drug trafficking; and Category 2) is for targeted re-entry and prevention activities.

Award period: Award start dates will be January 1, 2022.  Applicants may apply for up to nine months of funding.  

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 in all 94 districts. 

The Colorado PSN task force intends to allocate funds within these four 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 various services such as job training, transportation, and housing assistance.

Goals for Colorado’s PSN program:

Develop violence reduction strategies in cities of the Front Range that are responsive to each district’s individual circumstances, resources, and crime drivers. Develop prevention strategies to effectively prevent future crime victimization and perpetration in cities of the Front Range.   Support to local gang task forces in an effort to reduce crime resulting from gang activity in Colorado

2020 PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD (PSN)

OFFERED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF ADULT AND JUVENILE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE (OAJJA)

PROJECT APPLICATION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2021

This is a limited competition grant program.  Applications will be accepted from law enforcement and other agencies providing relevant services in four Targeted Enforcement Areas (TEA), outlined as follows:

Denver Metro area Colorado Springs Northern Colorado including the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland Pueblo

 

Eligibility:  Category 1 and Category 2 (defined above) applications will be accepted from law enforcement agencies* and from other organizations providing relevant services in Colorado within the four TEAs outlined as follows:  1). Denver Metro area; 2). Colorado Springs; 3). Northern Colorado including the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland; and 4.) Pueblo. 

*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.

Project Materials: Grant announcement, project applications and instructions can be obtained through the online application system, ZOOMGRANTS at https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/PSN_2019.  For questions regarding ZOOMGRANTS, contact Gillian Trickett.  For questions other than technical ZOOMGRANTS issues, contact Jennifer Geisheker or 720-357-4962.

Project Submission:  Project applications must be submitted online (ZOOMGRANTS) on or before FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021.  

PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.  Failure to submit a complete project application may result in denial of funding. 

Project Application Due Date: October 1, 2021

Amount Available: Pending funding availability, a total of $208,805* is anticipated available for subgrants.  Successful 2020 PSN Grant applicants will be provided awards in two categories: Category 1) is for violence responsive programs to targeted law enforcement intervention aligned with the PSN strategy, of which 30% must be dedicated to activities of TEAs targeted on gang violence reduction efforts – specifically on the investigation and prosecution of criminal and/or transnational organizations that are engaged in high levels of violent crime, firearms offenses, human trafficking, and drug trafficking; and Category 2) is for targeted re-entry and prevention activities.

Award period:  Award start dates will be January 1, 2022.  Applicants may apply for up to twenty-one (21) months of funding, although it is anticipated that some will not require the full twenty-one (21) months to fully expend their grant awards.

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 in all 94 districts. 

The Colorado PSN task force intends to allocate funds within these four 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 various services such as job training, transportation, and housing assistance.

Goals for Colorado’s PSN program:

Develop violence reduction strategies in cities of the Front Range that are responsive to each district’s individual circumstances, resources, and crime drivers. Develop prevention strategies to effectively prevent future crime victimization and perpetration in cities of the Front Range.   Support to local gang task forces in an effort to reduce crime resulting from gang activity in Colorado.