Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Office of the Governor (OOG) may solicit applications for grants in the form of a Request for Applications (RFA) through the Secretary of State’s Texas Register. 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). The chart 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.

Body Worn Camera Program Announcement 11/15/20161/16/2017
Border Prosecution Unit (BPU) Announcement 1/20/20173/30/2017
Building Capacity to Recover and Restore Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
College Campus Initiative Announcement 3/27/20175/30/2017
County Essential Services Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 10/1/201710/2/2017
Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Announcement 4/3/20176/5/2017
Crime Stoppers Program Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program (VOCA) Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Humanitarian Relief Announcement 9/19/201710/31/2017
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Juvenile Justice - Local Projects Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Juvenile Justice - Statewide Projects Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Local Border Security Program (LBSP) Announcement 1/20/20173/30/2017
Music Education and Community Grant (MECG) Program Announcement 9/7/201711/30/2018
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Announcement 11/15/20161/16/2017
Nonprofit Security Grant Program Announcement-amended 5/8/20176/8/2017
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Announcement-extended 7/7/20179/20/2017
Sexual Assault Forensic Services Initiative Announcement 3/27/20175/30/2017
Specialty Courts Program Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Specialty Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program Announcement-amended 12/19/20165/31/2017
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - LETPA Activities Announcement 12/16/20162/28/2017
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Preventive Radiological and Nuclear Detection (PRND) Projects Announcement 7/17/20178/15/2017
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Regular Projects Announcement 12/16/20162/28/2017
Transitional Housing & Support Services Initiative Announcement 3/27/20175/30/2017
Truancy Prevention and Intervention Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) - LETPA Activities Announcement 3/13/20175/1/2017
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) - Regular Projects Announcement 3/13/20175/1/2017
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI-S.A.) - LETPA Activities Announcement 6/1/20176/8/2017
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI-S.A.) - Regular Projects Announcement 6/1/20176/8/2017
Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program Announcement 12/19/20162/20/2017

* Prior approval is required before the grant applicant can submit certain types of applications (referenced above) to OOG. Contact the eGrants Help Desk by email and include a brief description of your proposed project, the funding oppurtunity you are interested in, and the contact information of the person responsible for preparing the grant application.

Each applicant is required to submit a complete Grant Application Kit to OOG through eGrants. Instructions for submitting an application kit are available here.

Grant applicants are responsible for contacting their appropriate regional council of governments (COG) regarding their applications. Each of Texas' 24 COG's holds its own grant development workshops and facilitates application prioritization for the following programs within its region:

  • General Victim Assistance – Direct Services Programs;
  • Violent Crimes Against Women Criminal Justice and Training Projects;
  • Juvenile Service Projects;
  • Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Programs; and
  • State Homeland Security Programs.