Friday, February 12, 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.

Homeland Security Grant Program - State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) RFA 12/18/2015 02/29/2016
Local Border Security RFA 01/15/2016 04/01/2016
Border Prosecution Unit RFA-Amended 01/15/2016 05/01/2016
General Victim Assistance - Direct Services Programs Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Violent Crimes Against Women Justice and Training Projects Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Victims Assistance Training Program Funding Announcement 12/30/2016 01/22/2016
Juvenile Justice Local Grant Program Funding Announcement-Local 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Juvenile Justice Statewide Grant Program Funding Announcement-Statewide 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Specialty Court Program Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund Funding Announcement 12/30/2015 02/26/2016
County Essential Services Program * Approval Req'd TBA Open
Body Camera Program Description TBA Open

* 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.