Thursday, November 30, 2023

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.

ALERRT Travel Assistance Announcement 9/1/20238/31/2024
Body Worn Camera Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Border Prosecution Unit (BPU) Program Annoucement 1/13/20233/17/2023
Border Zone Fire Departments (BZFD) Announcement 9/1/202111/30/2021
Bullet-Resistant Shield Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
County Essential Services Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 9/1/20238/31/2024
County Innovations to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Criminal Justice Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
First Responder Mental Health Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
General Victim Assistance Grant Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Internet Crimes Against Children Grant Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Local Border Security Program (LBSP) Announcement 1/13/20233/17/2023
Music Educational and Community Programs Announcement 1/1/202312/31/2023
Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Announcement 1/13/20233/17/2023
Operation Lone Star Grant Program (OLS) Announcement 6/9/20238/11/2023
Project Safe Neighborhoods Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Project Safe Neighborhoods - Eastern District Announcement 4/3/20234/27/2023
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Grant Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Specialized Advocacy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
Specialty Courts Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - LETPA Projects Announcement-amended 12/12/20222/9/2023
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Regular Projects Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023
State Homeland Security Program – Competitive National Priority Area Projects (SHSP-NPA) Announcement-amended 12/12/20222/9/2023
Statewide Emergency Radio Infrastructure (SERI) Program Announcement 1/14/20223/18/2022
Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 1/13/20233/17/2023
Texas Model for Care Coordination Grant Program Announcement-amended 10/2/20231/31/2024
Urban Area Security Initiative – LETPA Projects (UASI-L) Announcement 3/23/20234/6/2023
Urban Area Security Initiative – Regular Projects (UASI-R) Announcement 3/23/20234/6/2023
Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program Announcement 12/12/20222/9/2023

* 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.

NOTE: On September 5, 2019, Executive Order GA07 was issued relating to the prevention of mass attacks. Order No. 8 of this executive order requires counties applying for grant awards from the Office of the Governor to commit by January 1, 2020 to report at least 90 percent of convictions within seven business days to the Criminal Justice Information System at the Department of Public Safety (DPS); and, commit by January 1, 2021 to such reporting within five business days. Click here for additional information from DPS on this new reporting requirement.