The Fiscal Year 2016 Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), is a nationwide network designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gang violence and gun crime. The program is based on a cooperative approach by a collaborative PSN Task Force of federal, state, and local law enforcement, community members, and other key partners. The strategy of this PSN program is to utilize data-driven, intelligence-led enforcement against violent gun and gang offenders. The goal of this program is to prevent gun crime and domestic violence in the targeted areas with the highest levels of violent crimes. This multi-agency effort will investigate gun trafficking and gun seizures and specifically address the problem of individuals who have been issued protective orders having access to firearms.
Safe City Commission, Inc., is serving as the fiscal agent for the grant funds. The funds will be used to implement the PSN program in the Las Vegas Trail and Poly-Technic areas of Fort Worth. The Police Department had been awarded grant funds in the amount of $145,380.00, which covered a portion of the allowable expenses associated with this program. The fiscal agent has determined that there are additional funds available from the FY16 Violent Gange and Gun Crime Reduction Program, PSM and has indicated the City should receive additional grant funds in an amount of $11,533.32 for a total amount of $156,924.32 through the life of the grant. The Police Department will utilize the funds for officer overtime, fringe benefits, and the purchase of Real Time Crime Cameras within the PSN areas.
No matching funds are required under this grant. The funds will be received on a cost-reimbursement basis. Indirect costs were not included in this application, but will be included in future applications, as applicable. This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.