ShotSpotter Federal Grant Forecast

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HUD Safety and Security Grant Program

Through this program, funds are available to Public Housing Agencies for expenditures to address increases in crime that are threatening the safety and security of their residents. The applicant must be the Community’s Public Housing Authority, each recipient will receive $250,000, and distribution of funds is different from most other federal grants. All applications received by close of business on the due date will be reviewed for funding eligibility. If there are more eligible applications than set-aside funding, a lottery will be held to determine which applications are funded.


HUD Public Housing Capital Fund and HUD Public Housing Operations and Maintenance Funds

The Operating Fund provides for the operation and management of public housing, and the Capital Fund supports the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments. Funds can be used for ShotSpotter deployment by a simple modification of your Public Housing Agency’s budget worksheets.

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FEMA State Homeland Security Grant Program

SHSP supports the implementation of strategies to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events and ShotSpotter is a confirmed allowable use. Funds are allocated to states on a formula basis based on population and threat assessments and states must pass through at least 80% of these funds to local governments upon receipt. Communities should consider reaching out to their State’s State Administering Agency to determine the process by which they allocate these funds.

USDOJ Project Safe Neighborhoods Program

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in crime associated with gang and gun violence, and violent offenders. 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 (USA) in each district. The Department of Justice has transitioned the PSN program from a formula-based allocation of funding to a competitive-based program. For communities interested in applying, they should immediately contact their U.S. Attorney’s Office to determine the process by which they will be selecting projects to advance through the competitive process in the next round. Their application must be certified by their U.S. Attorney’s office and submitted by their designated fiscal agent.