Thursday, December 5, 2019

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.

Border Prosecution Unit (BPU) Announcement 1/18/20193/28/2019
Border Zone Fire Departments (BZFD) Announcement 10/1/201912/2/2019
Campus Victim Assistance Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
County Essential Services Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 6/25/20198/31/2020
County Innovations to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation Announcement 11/15/20191/14/2020
County Jail Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Program Announcement-amended 10/1/201912/31/2019
Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Announcement 6/1/20197/31/2019
Crime Stoppers Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Criminal Justice Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Announcement 10/1/201912/2/2019
First Responder Grant Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement-amended 3/23/20188/31/2019
First Responder Mental Health Program Announcement 1/10/20192/28/2019
General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program (VOCA) Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Internet Crimes Against Children Grant Program Announcement 5/1/20197/1/2019
Juvenile Justice Grant Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Local Border Security Program (LBSP) Announcement 1/18/20193/28/2019
Long-Term Housing Victim Assistance Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Music Education and Community Grant (MECG) Program Announcement 9/25/201912/31/2019
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program Announcement 11/1/201812/31/2018
Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Announcement 1/11/20193/14/2019
Operation Stonegarden Announcement 3/1/20192/28/2021
Opioid Antagonist Grant Program Announcement 10/1/201912/2/2019
Preventing, Investigating, and Prosecuting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Project Safe Neighborhoods Announcement 3/25/20194/24/2019
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Grant Program Announcement 3/1/20194/30/2019
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program Announcement-amended 10/1/201912/31/2019
Specialty Courts Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - LETPA Activities Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Regular Projects Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Terrorism Preparedness Equipment (TPE) Announcement 2/14/20192/28/2019
Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Truancy Prevention and Intervention Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019
Urban Area Security Initiative – LETPA Projects (UASI-L) Announcement 3/7/20194/11/2019
Urban Area Security Initiative – Regular Projects (UASI-R) Announcement 3/7/20194/11/2019
Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program Announcement 12/21/20182/28/2019

* 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.