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2022 Project Safe Neighborhoods Western District

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $111,359)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods Team within the Eastern District of Kentucky is comprised of the following project partners: United States Attorney’s Office, the ATF, DEA, FBI, Marshal’s Service, Federal Probation & Parole, the Kentucky State Police, State Probation & Parole, the Commonwealth and County Attorney’s Offices, the Lexington Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fayette County Schools Police.  The project-related efforts undertaken by the team as a result of this funding will focus on violent crime in the Lexington area, the region’s most populous metropolitan area, and the Ashland, Kentucky area, an area adjacent to West Virginia and Ohio.  The project-related efforts in Lexington, the district’s highest rate of violent offenses including gun-related crimes and interpersonal violence, will focus on priority offender and gang violence.  The project-related efforts in Ashland, will focus on violent crime associated with narcotics trafficking.  Narcotics trafficking, opioid abuse, and gang-related activities drive much of the violent crime within the region, and these criminal activities are the target of the 2022 project’s planned activities.  Subawards of the grant funds are planned for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Police, the Ashland Police Department, and the Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force during the project period, and these will be overseen and administered by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s Grants Management Division, the project’s fiscal administrator.

Date Created: September 28, 2022