Project Safe Neighborhood Grant
The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Team, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks subaward applications for its FY 2019 and FY2023 PSN Grants. The goals of the PSN Team include decreasing gun violence in Idaho, training and coordinating local and state law enforcement in order to aggressively prosecute those who commit crimes with firearms, and working towards a successful reintegration of those members of the Idaho community who are most likely to commit future violence. The PSN Team is focusing 2019 and 2023 PSN Grant funding on implementing and strengthening the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Program within the District of Idaho. Applicants are encouraged to apply for, but not limited to, funding for bullet traps, training, ammunition, and costs associated with range rental for test firing weapons.
Work on PSN funded projects may begin on or about January 1, 2024. Funded PSN projects must be completed by September 30, 2024.
Subawards will be awarded to entities within the District of Idaho. The selected subrecipients will each receive funds either to implement the NIBIN Program or to strengthen an existing effort related to the NIBIN Program. The 2019 PSN Grant has allocated a total of $83,796 for this effort. The 2023 PSN Grant has $101,943 available for this program. Additionally, the PSN Team and/or BJA may provide separate support to the selected subrecipients through training, technical assistance, and workshops to better support PSN Team efforts.
The following types of organizations are eligible to submit an application for a subaward:
- Local and State law enforcement
- Private research firms or experts
- Colleges and universities
- Nonfederal government agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
Submitting the Proposal
You may submit your proposal by email to:
Joseph De Angelis
University of Idaho
Contact Information for Questions
The University of Idaho is the designated fiscal agent for projects funded using 2019 PSN Grant funds. The Idaho State Police will serve as the fiscal agents for projects funded using FY 2023 grant funds. The University of Idaho and Idaho State Police are partnering to make the application of these funds as seamless as possible. Therefore, the U of I will maintain the application portal for both grants until September 30, 2024.
2019 Fiscal Agency Contact
Joseph De Angelis
University of Idaho
2023 Fiscal Agency Contact
Idaho State Police Forensic Services
Questions related to the specific goals of the PSN Team may be addressed to Erin Blackadar at email@example.com or 208-334-1211.
Proposal Submission Deadline Date
Proposals must be emailed by 5:00 PM (PST) on December 15, 2023.
Applications must be submitted using the application form below. If additional space is required, applicants may attach up to three additional pages (one-sided) to the application.
Before a subaward may be issued, the successful applicant will be required to execute a certification regarding compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373. While not required at the proposal stage, applicants are encouraged to review the sample certification for PSN to ensure their organization is eligible to receive funding. A sample certification for the PSN is available at the following link: https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/18psn_1373_subcert_govt.pdf.
Additional certifications, including the form Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL), will be required as applicable from a successful applicant before a subaward is issued. While not required at the proposal stage, a copy of the SF-LLL form is available at the following link for review: https://www.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh241/files/media/document/disclosure.pdf.
Failure to submit any certification required by BJA will result in ineligibility to receive a subaward and the selection of a different applicant.
The PSN Team, through the PSN Selection Committee, will review the applications, select subrecipients, and inform all applicants of this decision. The fiscal agents will then contact selected grantees with information related to the completion of any required contracts and forms. Any proposed subaward is subject to prior approval from BJA before a subaward may be issued.
Statutory Authority, Applicable CFDA Number, Allowable Uses for Award Funds
Funding for PSN is under statutory authority provided by Public Law. No. 115-141, Stat. 348, 420 and 436. The applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number is 16.609. Allowable costs (for all non-federal entities other than for-profit entities and hospitals) are those consistent with the principles set out in the Uniform Guidance 2 C.F.R. § 200, Subpart E, and those permitted by the grant program’s authorizing legislation. To be allowable under federal awards, costs must be reasonable, allocable, and necessary to the project; and they must also comply with the funding statute and agency requirements. All subrecipients (including any for-profit organizations) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Allowable use of PSN funding includes: salary, wage, and fringe benefits of individuals supporting the PSN project; overtime compensation of individuals supporting the PSN project; workshops and events associated with the support of the PSN project (pending appropriate prior approval); travel associated with implementation and evaluation of the PSN project; equipment purchased to support the execution of the PSN project; and printing, publication and duplication of materials that support the PSN project. Funds for PSN may not be used for the following actions: 1) new construction; 2) any renovation or remodeling of a property either (a) listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or (b) located within a 100-year flood plain; 3) a renovation which will change the basic prior use of a facility or significantly change its size; 4) research and technology whose anticipated and future application could be expected to have an effect on the environment; or 5) implementation of a program involving the use of chemicals.
Indirect costs may be charged to a subaward only if: (a) The subrecipient has a current (unexpired), federally-approved indirect cost rate; or (b) The subrecipient is eligible to use, and elects to use, the “de minimis” indirect cost rate described in the Part 200 Uniform Requirements, as set out at 2 C.F.R. 200.414(f). The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of its federally-approved indirect cost rate prior to being issued a subaward. If a successful applicant elects to use the “de minimis” indirect cost rate, written documentation will be required prior to issuing the subaward that advises of (1) the applicant’s eligibility to use the “de minimis” rate, and (2) its election to do so. (Note: No entity that ever has had a federally-approved negotiated indirect cost rate is eligible to use the “de minimis” rate.) The “de minimis” rate may be applied only to modified total direct costs (MTDC) as defined by the Part 200 Uniform Requirements.
Applicants must acquire a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and maintain registration with the System for Award Management (SAM). The UEI is a 12-character alphanumeric identifier used as the primary means of identifying entities that have registered for federal awards in SAM. SAM is the repository for certain standard information about federal financial assistance subrecipients. To register with SAM and obtain a UEI, applicants will need an authorizing official for their organization and an Employer Identification Number (EIN). SAM registration and renewal can take as long as 10 business days to complete (or longer if not already in possession of an EIN). Information about SAM registration procedures can be found at www.sam.gov.
All applications submitted for funding may be subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, or other applicable public records law. The University of Idaho and Idaho State Police will submit successful applicant materials to the BJA for prior approval before issuing a subaward. This project is supported by Grant Numbers 2019-GP-BX-0073 and 15PBJA-23-GG-02452-GUNP awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.