Project Safe Neighborhoods Program

The Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant (PSN) Program is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, to include gang related crimes. The program’s effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney in each district. The North Dakota PSN Task Force has identified the Fargo metropolitan area for the PSN Grant.


Applications are now being accepted. Please review the following information before completing the application.




Eligible Program Participants


Eligible applicants include government and non-government agency programs in the state of North Dakota that support the work and goals of the PSN Task Force in the Fargo metropolitan area. Grant funds can only be disbursed to a political subdivision or federal recognized Indian Tribe.


  • “Political subdivision” means all counties, townships, park districts, school districts, cities, and any other units of local government which are created either by statute or by the Constitution of North Dakota for local government or other public purposes.


The political subdivision (subrecipient) applies for and receives grant funds on behalf of the local agencies (the “implementing agency”).




Grant Purposes


PSN funds can be used for regional and local initiatives that support one or more of the following PSN Task Force goals to reduce violent crime in the Fargo metropolitan area through:


  1. Community engagement;
  2. Prevention and intervention;
  3. Focused and Strategic Enforcement to combat crime.



Eligible Uses


PSN grants may be used for projects that directly support the goals of the PSN Task Force:


  • Salary/Overtime and Fringe
  • Supplies
  • Contractual Services
  • Travel & Training
  • Equipment
  • Other Costs



Grant Applications


Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023.



Submit the completed application by email to Applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM (central time) on August 31, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. This is a reimbursement-based grant. Submitted expenses must be supported by complete and detailed documentation. Quarterly financial and progress reports are required. Reimbursement may be withheld if reporting is not complete. The grant manager may conduct a site visit or desk review during the award period.




Application/Award Timeline


  • July 2023: Notice of funding availability is made
  • August 2023: Applications deadline
  • September 2023: North Dakota Drug and Violent Crime Policy Board meets to award funds
  • October 2023: Award and denial letters are distributed to applicants
  • January 2024: PSN projects commence
  • December 2024: Funding award ends



Length of Award


The grant award commences January 1, 2024 and continues through December 31, 2024. Continued funding cannot be guaranteed. Applications should secure local funding so that projects may be continued after the grant ends.




Grant Funding Criteria


The following factors are considered when awarding grant funds:


  1. Overall quality of the application
  2. Demonstration of need
  3. Probability of project meeting identified goals and objectives
  4. Effect of the project



Technical Assistance


If you require any assistance regarding the grant application process, please call 701-328-2210 and ask for the grants management section.

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