Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

PSN is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including but not limited to, criminal gang violence and the felonious possession and use of firearms. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation and partnering of local, state, tribal, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the United States Attorney (USA) in each district. Acting decisively at all levels—federal, state, local, and tribal— will help reverse a rise in violent crime and keep our citizens safe. PSN provides the critical funding, resources, and training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and their PSN task forces to combat violent crime and to make their communities safer.

​Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, an applicant may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in multiple proposals.  

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 25, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 9, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Category 1: Strategic Problem Solving and Site Coordination
  • Category 2: Law Enforcement and Prosecution-focused Strategies
  • Category 3: Victim-centered Focused Strategies

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), faith-based organizations, and consortiums with demonstrated experience in addressing and developing strategies to reduce violent crime. This includes, but is not limited to, prevention, enforcement, prosecution, intervention, and reentry strategies. Additionally, only applicants that have experience delivering training and technical assistance on a national level are eligible to apply. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. 



Amount Description

BJA expects to make up to three awards of up to $1,000,000 each with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $3,000,000. Applicants must clearly indicate on the front page of the Program Abstract and Program Narrative under which category or categories they are applying.

  • Category 1: Strategic Problem Solving and Site Coordination. 1 award, up to $1,000,000. Competition ID: BJA-2018-13969
  • Category 2: Law Enforcement and Prosecution Focused Strategies. 1 award, up to $1,000,000. Competition ID: BJA-2018-13970
  • Category 3: Victim-centered Focused Strategies. 1 award, up to: $1,000,000. Competition ID: BJA-2018-14658 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here:

Internal Deadline

June 25, 2018

External Deadline

July 9, 2018