The Weed and Seed strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, criminal drug-related activity, and gang activity.
The Weed and Seed strategy is a community-based, comprehensive multi-agency approach.
Four elements make up the two-pronged Weed and Seed Strategy:
Enforcement; Community Policing; Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment; and Neighborhood Restoration.
Limited discretionary grant resources are available annually for communities selected as Weed and Seed Communities subject to Congressional funding and level of grantee performance.A Weed and Seed Community (WSC) must be developed in partnership with a variety of key local organizations and the local United States Attorneys Office (USAO).
WSCs must work to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents in a community primarily through the redeployment of existing public and private resources, addressing both crime and social related problems that without proper intervention often lead to violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity.
WSC applicants responding to this solicitation must provide all the information requested in the formats indicated or provided, and meet all requirements as set forth herein to be competitively considered.The legislation, which governs the program and the overseeing administrative office, the Office of Weed and Seed Strategies in conjunction with the Community Capacity Development Office, is Sec.
1121 of Pub.
109-162, Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 200 5. You may access the legislation (HR 3402) on the Library of Congress THOMAS reference site at: