About the bill
H.R. 3249 officially establishes the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program within the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs to foster and improve existing partnerships to create safer neighborhoods through sustained reductions in violent crimes. The Program, first created in 2001, had previously been funded through other grants. The legislation authorizes $50 million a year for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2020.
The Senate Amendment adds additional areas of purpose for the Grant Program, including the collection of data on outcomes achieved through the Program, competitive and evidence-based programs to reduce gun crime and gang violence, the Edward Byrne criminal justice innovation program, and community-based violence prevention initiatives. Further, the Senate Amendment removes language about the consolidating of certain programs at the Department of Justice.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2018
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 18, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 18, 2018.
2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Comstock Legislation To Fight Gang Violence Passes U.S. Senate”
— Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on May 16, 2018
“Scott Statement on Gang Violence Legislation”
— Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] on Jun 7, 2018
“THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - June 8, 2018”
— Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jun 11, 2018
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 2703: Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018
Introduced on Apr 18, 2018. 91% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 3249 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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