Sunday, May 29, 2016

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.

Small Business Service Provider Grant (SPG) Announcement 05/05/2016 06/06/2016
Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) RFA and IJ Template 03/07/2016 04/01/2016
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Announcement 03/07/2016 05/01/2016
Homeland Security Grant Program - State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) RFA-Amended 12/18/2015 02/29/2016
Local Border Security RFA-Amended 01/15/2016 04/01/2016
Border Prosecution Unit RFA-Amended2 01/15/2016 05/01/2016
General Victim Assistance - Direct Services Programs Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Violent Crimes Against Women Justice and Training Projects Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Victims Assistance Training Program Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 01/22/2016
Juvenile Justice Local Grant Program Announcement-Local-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Juvenile Justice Statewide Grant Program Announcement-Statewide-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Specialty Court Program Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund Announcement-Amended 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
County Essential Services Program *Announcement
(Approval Req'd)
03/18/2016 08/30/2016
Body Worn Camera Program Announcement-Amended 01/20/2016 07/15/2016

* 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.