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Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program

Overview and Award Schedule

The Office of the United States Attorney (USAO), District of South Carolina has been designated to receive funds for the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant program.  This program is designed to fund innovative projects to reduce gun and gang-related violence.  The South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs (OHSJP) has been designated as the fiscal agent to administer these funds in South Carolina.  Grants pay for 100 percent of the program costs and successful applications have a one-year grant period. The program can fund personnel, training as a component of an overall program, equipment, and supplies. Priority program areas include gun and gang crime investigation/suppression, firearms analysis, data analysis/research partner, training, and prevention/education programs.

New users must register via the SCDPS web-based application tool, SCDPS Grants by Friday, March 23, 2024, located at The deadline for FFY 2025 PSN applications is Friday, April 5, 2024 by 5:00 pm.  Please review the PSN Solicitation document below for program details.

Application and Forms

FFY 2025 Grant Solicitation Workshop Materials and Available Resources:

Application Tools

Other Resources

  1. Workshop 1: Grants 101 (24 minutes to watch)
    Understand key components of grants and start applying for grant funding.
    Tutorial Video: Forming an Internal Grant Working Group (3 minutes)

  2. Workshop 2: Grant Strategy Development (24 minutes to watch)
    Be proactive and strategic by developing a grant strategy.
    Tutorial Video: Developing a Grant Strategy (3 minutes)

  3. Workshop 3: Identify Funding Sources (19 minutes to watch)
    Learn where and how to locate funding opportunities to match agency/organization needs.
    Tutorial Video: DOJ Program Plan (9 minutes)
    Tutorial Video: Searching for Private Funding (3 minutes)

  4. Workshop 4: Grant Writing (23 minutes to watch)
    Combine a grant strategy with potential funding to begin drafting a concept paper.
    Tutorial Video: Reading a Solicitation (4 minutes)

  5. Workshop 5: Grant Implementation (19 minutes to watch)
    Receive steps and tips for effective public and private grant award implementation.