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Organizations to Reduce Crime in Eligible Areas

Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) - Northern District

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Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP)

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09/28/22 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Iowa government units, Indian tribes, and faith-based and nonprofit organizations to reduce crime in eligible areas. Priority will be given to initiatives that address prevention and youth programming, training for law enforcement officers, equipment for law enforcement, mental health/social services assistance, and gang prevention. Funding is intended to reduce crime in the Northern District of Iowa. Applications serving Black Hawk County/Waterloo will receive priority consideration in the review process.

ODCP in cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, offer a competitive Project Safe Neighborhood funding opportunity. Through this funding opportunity, financial assistance is available to promote safe 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 PSN program supports coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in a unified approach coordinated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Iowa Northern District PSN Priority Activities

The US Attorney, Northern District of Iowa has identified the following Priority Activities for this solicitation.  Priority funding will be provided to projects which employ strategies that positively affect these broadly targeted activities: 

  • Equipment, services and technology for law enforcement
  • Youth-serving organizations/agencies toward the operation/support of prevention programming, including critical thinking classes, mentoring initiatives and/or other programs aimed at promoting protective factors and positive youth development
  • Mental health/social services assistance for at-risk individuals
  • Crime prevention training, de-escalation training, and community policing training for law enforcement officers
  • Gang task forces including enforcement and prevention activities

For allowable expenses, see the following link:

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GrantWatch ID#: 186031

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Term of Contract:

Subject to the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice, grants will be awarded by the Office of Drug Control Policy for a one (1) year period beginning January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Those eligible to receive grant funds from ODCP include state and local units of government, Indian tribes, faith-based organizations and nonprofit entities. A local unit of government is defined as a city, county, town, township or other general-purpose political subdivision of a state and includes Indian tribes that perform law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. A city or county must be the legal applicant and recipient on behalf of city and county departments. Iowa faith based and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive grant funding, but application must be made through a state or local unit of government.

Unallowable Expenses Include:
- Land acquisition
- Bonuses or commissions
- Travel or compensation for federal employees
- Military type equipment
- Lobbying
- Fundraising
- Pre-award costs

Due to federal restrictions and/or limited amounts of funding, as a general rule, ODCP does not fund weapons, tasers, basic law enforcement equipment, construction, vehicles, or provide continuation or stopgap funding for projects initiated with other grant funding. Grant funding does not support canines, weapons, bulletproof vests, tasers, basic law enforcement equipment, construction, and vehicles.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for funding must be received by the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy by 4:30 p.m. September 28, 2022.

Note: Registration with is required prior to submitting an application. Registration may take several days to complete.

Grant funds will be issued to successful grant recipients on a reimbursement basis.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have questions related to the PSN grant program, please contact:
Dennis Wiggins
Phone: (515) 725-0311

Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy
Pape State Office Building
215 E. 7th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Grant Coverage Areas:

A list of the counties comprising the Norther District U.S. Attorney’s Office can be found at

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Northern District

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