Funding Opportunities
Application Notice:
RFA notices serve to inform potential applicants of available funding opportunities. In addition to an RFA, OOG may solicit applications for grants in the form of a Request for Proposals (RFP). Below lists each funding opportunity along with the method used to solicit applications and the deadline for submitting applications through eGrants to OOG. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Available
09/01/2023
Due Date
08/31/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from law enforcement agencies to offset agency-incurred travel costs for sending peace officers to Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) training.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by independent school districts, institutions of higher education, units of local government, and other educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.


All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$2.9 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with body-worn cameras.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, municipalities, and counties that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.


All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$10 Million
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to professional fire departments along the Texas-Mexico border region for specialized equipment, maintenance, and medical supplies to support emergency services associated with the execution of border security activities associated with deterring crimes occurring in the geographic area defined in Article IX, Section 7.10 of the General Appropriations Act.

Eligible Organizations:

Units of Local Government located within the following counties: Aransas, Brazoria, Brewster, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Culberson, Dimmit, El Paso, Galveston, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, Matagorda, Maverick, Nueces, Orange, Presidio, San Patricio, Starr, Terrell, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, or Zapata.


Note: Eligible applicants must operate a Fire Department regulated by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with bullet-resistant shields.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by independent school districts, institutions of higher education, units of local government, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.


All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$4 Million
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Purpose:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support programs for children and transition-age youth through age 24 who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and support their healing through community-based direct services. These programs include:

  1. Drop-in centers including street outreach for children and transition-age youth.
  2. Emergency residential placements for children and transition-age youth, including programs that build placement capacity within existing residential programs.
  3. Innovative direct service projects that advance recovery of, and support healing for, survivors.

This solicitation is specific to community-based programs to address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CSEY).

Information about other related funding opportunities is provided below and on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage:

  • Specialized Advocacy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support advocacy services for children and transition-aged youth within the CSEY Advocacy model.
  • General Victim Assistance Grant Program, FY2025. Projects to support services and assistance to victims of crime. Services to adult survivors of human trafficking, inclusive of sex and labor trafficking, are eligible activities under this grant program, as are long-term residential programs (shelters) to serve child and transition-age youth.
  • Statewide Solutions to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, FY2025. Projects to support statewide training and technical assistance to service providers and tools to improve the response to children and transition-aged youth (non-direct service programs).
  • County Solutions to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, FY2025. County projects to prevent, investigate, or prosecute the commercial sexual exploitation of persons in Texas.
  • Specialty Courts Grant Program, FY2025. County projects to support specialty court programs. Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons (CSEP) Specialty Courts, are eligible for funding under this grant program.
Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private non-profit institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations) and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes (includes hospital districts). Other local governmental agencies should apply through an associated unit of local government.

Note: Only projects funded in Fiscal Year 2024 are eligible for consideration under this Funding Announcement.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
09/01/2023
Due Date
08/31/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to provide financial assistance to counties for essential public services including law enforcement services, jail services, court services, or reimbursement of extraordinary costs incurred for the investigation or prosecution of a capital murder or crimes committed because of bias or prejudice as defined in Article 104.004 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Eligible Organizations:

Invitation Only. Applications may only be submitted by Texas counties.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support solution-driven projects from county governments to prevent, investigate, and prosecute commercial sexual exploitation in Texas.

This solicitation is specific to county projects that are not specialty court programs.

Information about other related funding opportunities is provided below and on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage.

  • Specialty Courts Grant Program, FY2025. County projects to support specialty court programs. Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons (CSEP) Specialty Courts, are eligible for funding under this grant program.
  • Specialized Advocacy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support advocacy services for children and transition-aged youth within the CSEY Advocacy model.
  • Community-Based Services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support community-based programs for children and transition-aged youth (non-CSEY Advocate programs).
  • General Victim Assistance Grant Program, FY2025. Projects to support services and assistance to victims of crime. Services to adult survivors of human trafficking, inclusive of sex and labor trafficking, are eligible activities under this grant program, as are long-term residential programs (shelters) to serve child and transition-age youth.
  • Statewide Solutions to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, FY2025. Projects to support statewide training and technical assistance to service providers and tools to improve the response to children and transition-aged youth (non-direct service programs).
Eligible Organizations:

Applications may only be submitted by Texas counties.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications to strategically support, expand, and fund local certified Texas Crime Stoppers organizations that help protect our communities.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by organizations defined in Section 414.001(2) of the Texas Government Code as certified by the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. These organizations are certified to receive repayments under Articles 37.073 and 42.152 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, or payments from a defendant under Article 42A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Section 414.001(2) of the Texas Government Code defines a “crime stoppers organization” as:

  1. a private, nonprofit organization that is operated on a local or statewide level, that accepts donations and expends funds for rewards to persons who submit tips under Section 414.0015(a), and that forwards the information received from tips to the appropriate law enforcement agency, school district, or open-enrollment charter school; or
  2. a public organization that is operated on a local or statewide level, that pays rewards to persons who submit tips under Section 414.0015(a), and that forwards the information received from tips to the appropriate law enforcement agency, school district, or open-enrollment charter school.
Total Funds
$400,000
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that promote public safety, reduce crime, and improve the criminal justice system.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations), and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes.

All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from district attorney offices for costs associated with the forensic analysis of physical evidence.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by counties and judicial districts that operate a district attorney office as listed in Chapter 43-45 of the Texas Government Code. All applications submitted by district attorney offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the office, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government.

Total Funds
$1 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to provide services and assistance directly to peace officers and first responders to address direct and indirect trauma that occurs in the course of their normal duties either as the result of the commission of crimes by other persons or in response to an emergency.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide a confidential, specialized, evidence-based approach to treating and reducing stress for officers and first responders;
  • Improve coping mechanism/strategies;
  • Increase morale and productivity; and
  • Reduce the stigma associated with seeking help by providing safe, effective, and confidential services.

PLEASE NOTE, BEGINNING THIS FUNDING CYCLE, THERE IS A 20% MATCH REQUIREMENT.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, units of local government and educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and/or first responders under Sec. 421.095, Texas Government Code, including municipalities, counties, independent school districts, universities, public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, and hospital districts that seek to provide direct victim services to first responders.

All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Due to limited resources, priority will be given to applicants that have received three years or less of continuation funding.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to provide services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process.

Services may include the following:

  • Responding to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims;
  • Assisting victims in stabilizing their lives after a victimization;
  • Assisting victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and
  • Providing victims with safety and security.

This solicitation is for programs seeking to provide general victim services to broad categories of victim populations that may include victims of commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking, including long-term residential (shelter) for children and transition-age youth.

Information about other related funding opportunities is provided below and on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage:

  • Community Based Services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support community-based programs for children and transition-aged youth (non-CSEY Advocate programs).
  • Specialized Advocacy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support advocacy services for children and transition-aged youth within the CSEY Advocacy model.

Agencies applying for funds to support a CASA or Children’s Advocacy Center program must apply through either Texas CASA, Inc. or Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas.

PLEASE NOTE, BEGINNING THIS FUNDING CYCLE, THERE IS A 20% MATCH REQUIREMENT.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private non-profit institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations) and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes (includes hospital districts). Other local governmental agencies should apply through an associated unit of local government.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children that encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may only be submitted by the lead agencies of Internet Crime Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice. Applicants are limited to the Texas Office of the Attorney General, City of Dallas, and City of Houston.

Total Funds
$800,000
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that prevent violence in and around school; and to improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations), and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes.

All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Juvenile specialty courts authorized under Chapter 121 of the Texas Government Code and statewide projects are not eligible to apply under this announcement.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting grant applications under the Local Border Security Program (LBSP) for projects that support Operation Border Star during state fiscal year 2025.

Operation Border Star centers on the use of intelligence to increase the effectiveness of federal, state, and local law enforcement assets. The purpose of the program is to sustain interagency law enforcement operations and enhance local law enforcement patrols to facilitate directed actions to deter and interdict criminal activity. Program participants shall assist in the execution of coordinated border security operations in an effort to:

  • Increase the effectiveness and impact of Steady State and Surge Operations.
  • Reduce border-related criminal activity in Texas.
  • Implement and increase the effectiveness of operational methods, measures, and techniques for outbound/southbound operations.
  • Decrease the supply of drugs smuggled into and through Texas from Mexico.
  • Disrupt and deter operations of gang and cartel criminal organizations.
  • Decrease specifically targeted tactics (such as conveyance methods) for drugs in the Texas border region.
  • Decrease use of specific areas for crime as targeted in directed action missions.
  • Increase the effectiveness of air operations mission planning and prioritization.
  • Increase the coordination and integration of air-ground team operations to include Texas Military Forces (TMF) aviation, United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Air and Marine, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft Division, and United States Coast Guard (USCG) aviation support.
  • Increase the effectiveness of directed action missions based upon intelligence and analysis to ensure they target the most serious threats and are conducted in high pay-off areas.
  • Increase the number and quality of analytical intelligence products developed at the Unified Command and state levels.
  • Increase intelligence-based operations at the Unified Command level through integration of TxMap, sector specific information, and intelligence analysis.
  • Aid in the humane retrieval and processing of the remains of undocumented migrants.
Eligible Organizations:

1. Units of local government; and


2. Federally Recognized Native American tribes.


3. Eligible applicants must be located in a County within one of the six DPS Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers (JOIC) Regions including:

  • El Paso JOIC – El Paso County.
  • Coastal Bend JOIC – Aransas County, Bee County, Calhoun County, Dewitt County, Goliad County, Gonzales County, Guadalupe County, Jackson County, Jim Wells County, Karnes County, Kleberg County, Lavaca County, Live Oak County, Matagorda County, McMullen County, Nueces County, Refugio County, San Patricio County, Victoria County, and Wharton County.
  • Marfa JOIC – Brewster County, Culberson County, Hudspeth County, Jeff Davis County, Pecos County, Presidio County, Reeves County, and Terrell County.
  • Del Rio JOIC – Dimmit County, Edwards County, Kinney County, Maverick County, Real County, Uvalde County, Val Verde County, and Zavala County.
  • Laredo JOIC – Duval County, Frio County, Jim Hogg County, La Salle County, Webb County, and Zapata County.
  • Rio Grande Valley JOIC – Brooks County, Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Kenedy County, Starr County, and Willacy County.
Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/10/2024
Due Date
08/31/2024
Purpose:

The Texas Music Office (TMO), is a division within the Office of the Governor's Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office. The TMO promotes the development of the music industry in the state by informing members of that industry and the public about the resources available in the state for music production. The TMO serves as an information clearinghouse for the Texas music industry and assists more than 15,000 patrons each year. 


The TMO administers the Music Educational and Community Programs project. The TMO is accepting applications for grant projects in the 2024 Fiscal Year that will benefit music-related education and community programs sponsored by a nonprofit organization based in Texas.

Eligible Organizations:

Only 501(c)(3) nonprofits based in Texas may apply. The eligibility criteria for the nonprofit, includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Be a nonprofit organized and based in Texas;
  • Be in good standing with the State of Texas; and
  • Owe no delinquent taxes to a taxing unit of Texas.
Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting applications for projects that support physical security enhancements and other security activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack based on the nonprofit organization's ideology, beliefs or mission.


The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts. The NSGP also serves to promote emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private entities.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by nonprofit corporations. Eligible nonprofit corporations are limited to those:

  1. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.
  2. Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting grant applications for local projects that support Operation Lone Star. 


The purpose of the program is to enhance interagency border security operations supporting Operation Lone Star including the facilitation of directed actions to deter and interdict criminal activity. Program participants shall assist in the execution of coordinated border security operations to:


Law Enforcement

  • Increase the effectiveness and impact of Operation Lone Star.
  • Reduce border-related criminal activity in Texas.
  • Implement and increase the effectiveness of operational methods, measures, and techniques for outbound/southbound operations.
  • Decrease the supply of drugs smuggled into and through Texas from Mexico.
  • Disrupt and deter operations of gang and cartel criminal organizations.
  • Decrease specifically targeted tactics (such as conveyance methods) for drugs in the Texas border region.
  • Decrease use of specific areas for crime as targeted in directed action missions.
  • Increase the effectiveness of directed action missions based upon intelligence and analysis to ensure they target the most serious threats and are conducted in high pay-off areas.
  • Increase the number and quality of analytical intelligence products developed at the Unified Command and state levels.
  • Increase coordination between local and state law enforcement agencies in planning, execution, and analysis of border security operations.

Jail Operations

  • Increase capacity for detention operations and other supporting functions associated with increased criminal activity due to surges in illegal migration.

Human Remains Processing

  • Support county medical examiner offices in the humane processing of the remains of undocumented migrants.

Court Administration

  • Increase capacity and expediency in case preparation, magistration, pre/post-adjudication proceedings, and criminal trials of OLS defendants.

Fire/EMS Operations

  • Increase capacity for fire/EMS operations in direct support of OLS.
Eligible Organizations:

1. Units of local government; and 


2. Federally Recognized Native American tribes. 


3. Eligible applicants must be a county, or a municipality located in a county that has issued a disaster declaration relating to border security.


4. Preference will be given to eligible applicants within or providing support services to a County that is:

  • adjacent to or a portion of which are located within 20 miles of an international border;
  • adjacent to two counties located on an international border with a population of more than 5,000 and less than 7,500 according to the most recent federal decennial census; or
  • adjacent to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, as defined by Section 51.002, Transportation Code;

5. Jurisdictions not physically located within a county described in item 4. above (border county), but applying to provide support services to a jurisdiction that is physically located within a border county must submit a letter of support, memorandum of understanding or other similar documentation from the border county(ies) requesting their supportive services.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiners services as well as projects seeking to address emerging forensic science. Specific funding has been reserved for projects that support responses to the opioid epidemic.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies and units of local government that operate an accredited crime laboratory or medical examiner/coroner’s office in Texas. A unit of local government is defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes.

All applications submitted by accredited crime laboratories must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the laboratory, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, a city crime laboratory must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$2 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that are designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime, including, but not limited to, addressing criminal gangs and felonious possession and use of firearms.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by public and private institutions of higher education, independent school districts, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations), and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes.

All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications to provide residential substance abuse treatment within local correctional and detention facilities.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by county governments or judicial districts that operate a secure correctional or detention facility. Community supervision and corrections departments (CSCD) must apply under an affiliated county or judicial district but the authorizing resolution may name CSCD personnel as grant officials.

Total Funds
$6 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with rifle-resistant body armor.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, units of local government and educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; including municipalities, counties, independent school districts, universities, federally recognized Native American tribes, community colleges, and hospital districts.

All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$1 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from law enforcement agencies for costs associated with the forensic analysis of physical evidence in relation to sexual assault or other sex offenses.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety and local units of government that operate a law enforcement agency. All applications submitted by law enforcement agencies must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the office, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government.

Total Funds
$2 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from hospital facilities seeking to achieve or maintain a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready designation, as well as non-profit corporations seeking to operate or maintain a SAFE Program as defined in Chapter 323 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by general and special hospitals licensed under Chapter 241 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, a general or special hospital owned by this State, a freestanding emergency medical care facility licensed under Chapter 254 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and non-profit corporations that operate a SAFE Program as defined by Chapter 323 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Total Funds
$3 Million
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (CSEY) Advocacy programs. CSEY Advocacy programs provide individualized 24/7 crisis response, ongoing trust-based relational support, and case management for children and transition-age youth who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. For this solicitation, children are considered individuals 0–17 years of age and transition-age youth are individuals 18–24 years of age.

This solicitation is specific to CSEY Advocacy programs.

Information about other related funding opportunities is provided below and on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage:

  • Community-Based Services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support community-based programs for children and transition-aged youth (non-CSEY Advocate programs).
  • General Victim Assistance Grant Program, FY2025. Projects to support services and assistance to victims of crime. Services to adult survivors of human trafficking, inclusive of sex and labor trafficking, are eligible activities under this grant program, as are long-term residential programs (shelters) to serve child and transition-age youth.
  • Statewide Solutions to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, FY2025. Projects to support statewide training and technical assistance to service providers and tools to improve the response to children and transition-aged youth (non-direct service programs).
  • County Solutions to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, FY2025. County projects to prevent, investigate, or prosecute the commercial sexual exploitation of persons in Texas.
  • Specialty Courts Grant Program, FY2025. County projects to support specialty court programs. Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons (CSEP) Specialty Courts, are eligible for funding under this grant program.
Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations), counties applying to provide direct services to victims only, Native American tribes, and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes (includes hospital districts). Other local governmental agencies should apply through an associated unit of local government.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for specialty court programs as defined in Chapters 121 through 130 of the Texas Government Code as well as the continuation of a training and technical assistance resource center.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by county governments affiliated with a specialty court authorized under Chapters 121 through 130 of the Texas Government Code. Applications may also be submitted by a public institution of higher education for the continuation of a training and technical assistance resource center. 


Counties seeking to establish a new specialty court program are eligible to apply but must meet registration requirements, as defined in 121.002 Texas Government Code, within 30 days of award. Existing specialty court programs that do not currently receive PSO funding are also eligible to apply but must annotate in their application how the additional funds will expand the program beyond its current capacity. Priority for applications received from new applicants may be given to courts operating in jurisdictions without a currently operational court or based on demonstrated need.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Purpose:

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) supports cybersecurity efforts to address imminent cybersecurity threats to local information systems including implementing investments that support local governments with managing and reducing systemic cyber risk associated with the SLGCP objectives listed below:

  • Objective 1 – Governance and Planning: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
  • Objective 2 – Assessment and Evaluation: Understand the current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Objective 3 - Mitigation: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Objective 4 – Workforce Development: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for Objective 2 – Assessment and Evaluation projects.


Information about funding opportunities related to other SLCGP Objectives is available on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage.

Eligible Organizations:
  1. Units of local government;
  2. Federally recognized Native American tribes
Total Funds
$TBD
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Purpose:

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) supports cybersecurity efforts to address imminent cybersecurity threats to local information systems including implementing investments that support local governments with managing and reducing systemic cyber risk associated with the SLGCP objectives listed below:

  • Objective 1 – Governance and Planning: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
  • Objective 2 – Assessment and Evaluation: Understand the current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Objective 3 - Mitigation: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Objective 4 – Workforce Development: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for Objective 1 - Governance and Planning projects.

Information about funding opportunities related to other SLCGP Objectives is available on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage.


Eligible Organizations:
  1. Units of local government;
  2. Federally recognized Native American tribes
Total Funds
$TBD
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Purpose:

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) supports cybersecurity efforts to address imminent cybersecurity threats to local information systems including implementing investments that support local governments with managing and reducing systemic cyber risk associated with the SLGCP objectives listed below:

  • Objective 1 – Governance and Planning: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
  • Objective 2 – Assessment and Evaluation: Understand the current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Objective 3 - Mitigation: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Objective 4 – Workforce Development: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for Objective 3 - Mitigation projects.


Information about funding opportunities related to other SLCGP Objectives is available on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage.

Eligible Organizations:
  1. Units of local government;
  2. Federally recognized Native American tribes
Total Funds
$TBD
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Purpose:

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) supports cybersecurity efforts to address imminent cybersecurity threats to local information systems including implementing investments that support local governments with managing and reducing systemic cyber risk associated with the SLGCP objectives listed below:

  • Objective 1 – Governance and Planning: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
  • Objective 2 – Assessment and Evaluation: Understand the current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Objective 3 - Mitigation: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Objective 4 – Workforce Development: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for Objective 4 – Workforce Development projects.


Information about funding opportunities related to other SLCGP Objectives is available on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage.

Eligible Organizations:
  1. Units of local government;
  2. Federally recognized Native American tribes
Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that promote the prevention, intervention, and reduction of crime and violence and provide essential crisis services to at-risk populations within Texas communities.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations), local mental health authorities as defined in the Health and Safety Code, Sec. 533.035, local behavioral health authorities as defined in the Health and Safety Code, Sec. 533.0356, and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes. 


All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county).

Total Funds
$TBD
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Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and targeted violence and prepare for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of Texas citizens. The Office of the Governor (OOG), Public Safety Office (PSO) provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver the 32 core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient state. Funding under this announcement will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects supporting FEMA designated SHSP National Priority Areas.

This funding supports state, tribal and local preparedness activities that address national and state-priority preparedness gaps across selected core capabilities where a nexus to terrorism exists. All investments must be consistent with capability targets set during the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process, and gaps identified in the Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR).

The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) is intended to support investments that improve the ability of jurisdictions to:

  • Prevent a threatened or actual act of terrorism;
  • Protect its citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;
  • Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future catastrophic events;
  • Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
  • Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, accessibility and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.

Many activities which support the achievement of target capabilities related to terrorism preparedness may simultaneously support enhanced preparedness for other hazards unrelated to acts of terrorism. However, all SHSP projects must assist grantees in achieving target capabilities related to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, or responding to acts of terrorism.

Eligible Organizations:

1. State agencies;

2. Regional councils of governments;

3. Units of local government;

4. Nonprofit organizations;

5. Universities or Colleges; and

6. Federally recognized Native American tribes.

Total Funds
$TBD - at least 6% of available SHSP funding
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Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and targeted violence and prepare for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of Texas citizens. PSO provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver the 32 core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient state.

Per Congressional mandate (911 Act), at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the combined Homeland Security Grant Program funding must be used for Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities (LETPA). FEMA has increased this requirement to 35%. This solicitation supports state, tribal and local preparedness activities that continue to build law enforcement capabilities to prevent terrorist attacks and provide law enforcement and public safety communities with funds to support critical prevention and protection activities. All LETPA investments must be consistent with capability targets set during the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process, and gaps identified in the State Preparedness Report (SPR).

The State Homeland Security Program-LEPTA (SHSP-L) is intended to support investments that improve the ability of jurisdictions to:

  • Prevent a threatened or actual act of terrorism; and/or
  • Protect its citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;

Prevention is defined as the capabilities necessary to avoid, prevent, or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism.

Many activities which support the achievement of target capabilities related to terrorism preparedness may simultaneously support enhanced preparedness for other hazards unrelated to acts of terrorism. However, all SHSP-LEPTA projects must assist grantees in achieving target capabilities related to preventing or thwarting an initial or follow-on terrorist attack.

Eligible Organizations:
  1. State agencies;
  2. Regional councils of governments;
  3. Units of local government;
  4. Nonprofit organizations;
  5. Universities or Colleges; and
  6. Federally recognized Native American tribes.
Total Funds
$1.5 - 2M
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Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and targeted violence and prepare for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of Texas citizens. The Office of the Governor (OOG), Public Safety Office (PSO) provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver the 32 core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient state.


This funding supports state, tribal and local preparedness activities that address high-priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities where a nexus to terrorism exists. All investments must be consistent with capability targets set during the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process, and gaps identified in the Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR).


The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) is intended to support investments that improve the ability of jurisdictions to:

  • Prevent a threatened or actual act of terrorism;
  • Protect its citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;
  • Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future catastrophic events;
  • Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
  • Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, accessibility and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.

Many activities which support the achievement of target capabilities related to terrorism preparedness may simultaneously support enhanced preparedness for other hazards unrelated to acts of terrorism. However, all SHSP projects must assist grantees in achieving target capabilities related to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, or responding to acts of terrorism.


Note for Cybersecurity Applicants: Projects seeking to design and implement efforts to address imminent cybersecurity threats to local information systems should refer to the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) Announcements available on the Funding Opportunities page in eGrants.

Eligible Organizations:

1. State agencies;

2. Regional councils of governments;

3. Units of local government;

4. Nonprofit organizations;

5. Universities or Colleges; and

6. Federally recognized Native American tribes.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) is soliciting applications for projects that support state and regional efforts to improve or sustain interoperable emergency radio infrastructure.

Eligible Organizations:
  1. Regional Councils of Governments; and
  2. State agencies.
Total Funds
$20M
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a select number of projects to provide statewide training and technical assistance to service providers on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation, and to support statewide tools to aid in the identification of victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Please note, this grant program does not support projects for the provision of direct services to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Funding is intended for statewide training and technical assistance and tools.

Information about other related funding opportunities, such as direct service projects, is provided below and on the Funding Opportunities tab of the eGrants homepage.

  • Specialized Advocacy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support advocacy services for children and transition-aged youth within the CSEY Advocacy model.
  • Community-Based Services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, FY2025. Projects to support community-based programs for children and transition-aged youth (non-CSEY Advocate programs).
  • General Victim Assistance Grant Program, FY2025. Projects to support services and assistance to victims of crime. Services to adult survivors of human trafficking, inclusive of sex and labor trafficking, are eligible activities under this grant program, as are long-term residential programs (shelters) to serve child and transition-age youth.
  • County Solutions to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, FY2025. County projects to prevent, investigate, or prosecute the commercial sexual exploitation of persons in Texas.
  • Specialty Courts Grant Program, FY2025. County projects to support specialty court programs. Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons (CSEP) Specialty Courts, are eligible for funding under this grant program.
Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private non-profit institutions of higher education, non-profit corporations and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes (includes hospital districts). Other local governmental agencies should apply through an associated unit of local government.

Grant applicants must have a positive history with, or the absence of a negative history with, OOG grants performance and management. See below for additional organizational requirements applicable to each service.

Note: Priority will be given to projects funded by the OOG in prior fiscal years.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
01/15/2024
Due Date
03/14/2024
Purpose:

The Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting applications for preselected projects that support regional, multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through the coordination of gang prevention, intervention, and suppression activities.

Eligible Organizations:

The following units of local government are eligible to apply:


City of El Paso, City of Laredo, City of McAllen, City of North Richland Hills, City of San Antonio, City of Waco, Harris County, Lubbock County, and Smith County.

Total Funds
$TBD
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Available
12/11/2023
Due Date
02/08/2024
Purpose:

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improve the justice system’s response to violent crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Eligible Organizations:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private non-profit institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations) and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes (includes hospital districts). Other local governmental agencies should apply through an associated unit of local government.


Non-profit applicants seeking to provide direct services to victims of crime are not eligible under this solicitation and should apply under the General Victim Assistance Program Funding Announcement.

Total Funds
$TBD
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