Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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) Program Announcement 1/14/20213/18/2021
Border Zone Fire Departments (BZFD) Announcement 10/1/201912/2/2019
Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program Announcement-amended to include FAQs 4/15/20206/15/2020
County Essential Services Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 6/22/20208/31/2021
County Innovations to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Criminal Justice Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
First Responder Mental Health Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program (VOCA) Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Internet Crimes Against Children Grant Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Local Border Security Program (LBSP) Announcement 1/14/20213/18/2021
Music Education and Community Grant (MECG) Program Announcement 9/25/201912/31/2019
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Announcement 1/14/20213/18/2021
Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Announcement 1/14/20213/18/2021
Operation Stonegarden Announcement 3/1/20192/28/2021
Project Safe Neighborhoods Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Grant Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Specialty Courts Program Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - LETPA Projects Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Regular Projects Announcement 12/14/20202/11/2021
Statewide Emergency Radio Infrastructure Announcement 1/10/20203/12/2020
Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Program (* Pre-approval Req'd) Announcement 1/14/20213/18/2021
Urban Area Security Initiative – LETPA Projects (UASI-L) Announcement 3/3/20204/3/2020
Urban Area Security Initiative – Regular Projects (UASI-R) Announcement 3/3/20204/3/2020
Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program Announcement-amended 12/14/20202/11/2021

* 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.