Grant Opportunities

The information provided on grant opportunities available to Texas counties on this page is comprised of links to grants provided by funding agencies and grant finding resources. This is not a comprehensive list. Although monitored and updated, it is provided without warranty of any kind, and should be double-checked against the information directly available from the funding agency.

Please contact Zelma Smith, Financial Analyst, if you wish to share information regarding other, additional grant opportunities available to counties not listed on this web page.

Alcohol/Substance Abuse

Grant(s) Available

Border Security

Grant(s) Available

Broadband

Current Broadband Funding | Connected Nation
Federal Funding | BroadbandUSA (doc.gov)

Grant(s) Available

Middle Mile Grant Program

Funding for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the internet backbone.

Total Available Funding: $980 million
Minimum Grant Award: $5 million
Maximum Grant Award: $100 million

Up to 30% Match Requirement.

Date Available: 5/16/2022
Date Due: 9/30/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
middlemile@ntia.gov or 202-482-2048

Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect)

The ReConnect Program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the program will fuel long-term rural economic development and opportunities in rural America.

Potential awardees must meet a 100 Mbps symmetrical minimum service requirement in all proposed service areas.

Available funding categories:

  • 100% Loan (interest rate at 2%)
    • Total Available Funding: $150,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $50,000,000
  • 50% Loan/50% Grant (interest rate set at US Treasury rate)
    • Total Available Funding: $300,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $25,000,000 for both the loan and the grant
  • 100% Grant
    • Total Available Funding: $150,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $35,000,000
    • 25% Match Requirement
  • 100% Grant for Alaska native corporations, tribal governments, colonial, persistent poverty areas and socially vulnerable communities
    • No Match Requirement
  • Projects serving areas where 90% percent of households lack sufficient access to broadband
    • Total Available Funding: $200,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $25,000,000
    • No Match Requirement

Date Available: 8/4/2022
Date Due: 11/2/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
laurel.leverrier@usda.gov or 202-720-9554

Child Protective Services

Grant(s) Available

Family and Youth Success Program (FAYS) Program

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Family and Youth Success (FAYS) Program, seeks Applications to provide programming statewide to promote strong Families and Youth resilience by funding local programs to increase Protective Factors in Families and communities.

Total Funding Available: $202,500,000
Grant award: $300,000 to $600,000
Match requirement: optional but encouraged.

Date Available: 6/15/2022
Date Due: 10/6/2022

Funding agency contact:
Dedra Williams

Webinar: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and DFPS conducted an optional pre-submittal Applicant webinar on July 29, 2022. Slide presentation and recording are available online.

Coastal Resource Management

Grant(s) Available

Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities (IIJA)

Funding to support capacity building and restoration project activities that have the greatest potential to lead to habitat restoration that enhances resilience of underserved communities in marine, estuarine, coastal, and Great Lakes areas.

Potential activities include: 1) Capacity building, which may include participation in municipal or regional-scale resilience planning, project planning and feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement, proposal development for future funding, and outreach and education; and/or 2) Restoration project activities, including for demonstration projects, which may include engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground restoration, and pre- and post-project implementation monitoring. Applicants may apply for funding to support one or more of these activities.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $10 million

Estimated Award Amounts: $250,000-$500,000
Minimum Award: $75,000
Maximum Award: $1 million

Duration of Award: 36 months
No Match Requirement.

Date Available: 7/12/2022
Date Due: 9/30/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
underserved.community.grants@noaa.gov or (301) 427-8686.

2023 Coastal Program

Provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders, and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $6,000,000
Maximum Award: $200,000
No Match Requirement.

Date Available: 9/21/2022
Date Due: 6/30/2023

Funding Agency Contact:
john_huffman@fws.gov or 202-358-2106

County Jails

Grant(s) Available

Criminal Justice

Grant(s) Available

ALERRT Travel Assistance, FY 2023

The Governor's Public Safety Office (PSO) is accepting application from law enforcement agencies to offset agency-incurred travel costs for sending peace officers to Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). Eligible costs include: overtime costs incurred to backfill shifts for peace officers traveling to ALERRT training; travel expenditures; and training stipends. Applications may only be submitted after receiving confirmation of registration for an ALERRT course. Proof of course confirmation will be required prior to the issuance of a grant award.  All training course must meet ALERRT training requirements.

Total Funding Available: $3,000,000
Minimum award: None
Maximum award: None
Match requirement: None

Date Available: 8/17/2022
Date Due: 8/31/2023

Funding agency contact:
contact the eGrants help desk at eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Cybersecurity

Grant(s) Available

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

Funding to assist state and local governments with managing and reducing systemic cyber risk. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, applicants are required to address how the following program objectives will be met in their applications:

  • Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
  • Understand their current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $185,024,069
Minimum Award: $500,000
10% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 9/16/2022
Date Due: 11/15/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
askcisd@fema.days.gov or 800-368-6498

Disaster Relief/Flood Mitigation

Grant(s) Available

Community Wildfire Defense Grant

The purpose of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant is to assist at-risk local communities and Indian Tribes with planning for and mitigating against the risk created by wildfire. There are two primary project types for which the grant provides funding: The development and revising of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP), and the implementation of projects described in a CWPP that is less than ten years old. The Act prioritizes at-risk communities that are in an area identified as having high or very high wildfire hazard potential, are low-income, and/or have been impacted by a severe disaster.

Total Funding Available: $160 million annually

Maximum Award: $250,000 for the creation or updating of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, and $10 million for a project described within a Community Wildfire Protection Plan less than 10 years old.

No Minimum Award Amount.
Duration of Funding
: 5 years

Match Requirement: For proposals to develop or update a CWPP, the required match is 10%. For proposals to implement projects described within a CWPP, the required match is 25%. Communities meeting the definition of underserved may request a waiver of match.

Date Available: 8/5/2022
Date Due: 10/7/2022

Funding Agency Contact: bwoods@tfs.tamu.edu Or 979-458-7362

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps low-income rural communities (population of 10,000 or less, income less than statewide median) prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. (Event driven - must apply within 2 years of emergency event, e.g., drought; flood; tornado; hurricane; disease outbreak; chemical spill, leak or seepage) 

Date Available: Year-round (Oct.1-Sept. 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Connie Petru US Department of Agriculture (254) 742-9789

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP): Post-Fire Fiscal Year 2022

The FEMA HMGP helps communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters. Submissions from counties and other eligible applicants with a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration will receive priority. FEMA will estimate the amount of available funding based on the number of FMAG awards. At this time, the estimated funding totals $1.5 million.

Date Available: 1/27/2022
Due Date: 11/1/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Texas Regional Hazard Mitigation Staff

Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will distribute $25 million in grants for Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program (LHMPP) to eligible communities recovering from Hurricane Harvey DR-4332, August 2017) or the catastrophic floods in 2015 (DR-4223, May 29, 2015; DR-4245, November 25, 2015) and 2016 (DR-4272, June 11, 2016; DR-4269, April 25, 2016; DR-4266, March 19, 2016).

Date Available: July 28, 2021
Date Due: July 2027 or until funding is exhausted, whichever is first

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the LHMPP team at 512-770-4900 or email LHMPP.glo@recovery.texas.gov with questions related to the application and program.

Emergency Services

Grant(s) Available

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps low-income rural communities (population of 10,000 or less, income less than statewide median) prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. (Event driven - must apply within 2 years of emergency event, e.g., drought; flood; tornado; hurricane; disease outbreak; chemical spill, leak or seepage)

Date Available: Year-round (Oct.1-Sept. 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Connie Petru US Department of Agriculture (254) 742-9789

Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604)

Program assists volunteer fire departments (VFDs) with purchase of equipment and training. Typically, $17 million in grant funds are available each year. HB 3070, 86th Legislature, 2019, allocates 10% of available funding for emergency grants to VFDs for equipment lost or damaged while responding to a declared disaster.

Date Available: 30 days prior to a funding meeting (at least 3 per year)
Date Due: All unfunded applications are rolled forward to next funding meeting.

FY 2023 Funding Meeting #1 - Tentatively Scheduled for October 12th

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Texas Forest Service (979) 458-6505

Rural Volunteer Fire Department Insurance Program (HB 3667)

Program reimburses volunteer fire departments for insurance coverage purchased from Texas insurance companies for firefighters (workers' compensation, accidental death and dismemberment, group term life, accident and sickness, and/or cancer-related insurance). Program reimburses 100% of the actual cost of insurance coverage up to a maximum of $185 per fire department member.

Date Available: 11/1/2022 enrollment re-opens
Date Due: To be determined

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Texas Forest Service (979) 458-6505

Historic Preservation

Grant(s) Available

Homeland Security

Grant(s) Available

Homeless Services

Grant(s) Available

Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants

Provides funding for efforts by local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

Total Funding Available: $2.795 billion
25% Match Requirement.

Date Available: 8/03/2022
Date Due: 9/30/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Recipients and individuals can use the locator on HUD's website to find contact information for the local HUD CPD Field Office serving the CoC's geographic area.

Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (HUD)

Funding to communities to implement coordinated approaches -- grounded in Housing First and public health principles -- to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services engagement, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable unsheltered individuals and families.

HUD expects applicant communities to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.

Maximum Award: $500,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $322 million
Match: 24 CFR 578.73 provides the information regarding match requirements.

Date Available: 6/23/2022
Date Due: 10/20/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
SpecialCoCNOFO@hud.gov

Housing

Grant(s) Available

Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (HUD)

Funding to communities to implement coordinated approaches -- grounded in Housing First and public health principles -- to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services engagement, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable unsheltered individuals and families.

HUD expects applicant communities to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.

Maximum Award: $500,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $322 million
Match: 24 CFR 578.73 provides the information regarding match requirements.

Date Available: 6/23/2022
Date Due: 10/20/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
SpecialCoCNOFO@hud.gov

Indigent Defense

Grant(s) Available

Indigent Health Care

Grant(s) Available

Law Enforcement

Grant(s) Available

ALERRT Travel Assistance, FY 2023

The Governor's Public Safety Office (PSO) is accepting application from law enforcement agencies to offset agency-incurred travel costs for sending peace officers to Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). Eligible costs include: overtime costs incurred to backfill shifts for peace officers traveling to ALERRT training; travel expenditures; and training stipends. Applications may only be submitted after receiving confirmation of registration for an ALERRT course. Proof of course confirmation will be required prior to the issuance of a grant award.  All training course must meet ALERRT training requirements.

Total Funding Available: $3,000,000
Minimum award: None
Maximum award: None
Match requirement: None

Date Available: 8/17/2022
Date Due: 8/31/2023

Funding agency contact:
contact the eGrants help desk at eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Mental/Behavioral Health

Grant(s) Available

Parks/Outdoor Recreation

Grant(s) Available

Public Health

Grant(s) Available

Federally Qualified Health Center Incubator Program (FQHC)

FQHCs and FQHC Look-alikes provide essential health services to underserved and un-insured Texans. Expanding services provided by these organizations improves the ability of those with low-income to access necessary health services, especially in light of the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic faced by many Texans.

Senate Bill 8, 87th Legislature, Third special session, 2021, directed DSHS to re-establish the FQHC Incubator Program. Contracts will be awarded on a first come-first served basis up to the total amount of available funding.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $19.3 million

Date Available: 6/30/2022
Date Due: 12/31/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
FQHCIncubator.Contracts@dshs.texas.gov

National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) Cooperative Agreements

Funding to support the development and delivery of training and technical assistance (T/TA) that support health centers to: 

  • Deliver comprehensive care;
  • Address emergent public health issues and health needs;
  • Improve operational effectiveness and quality; and
  • Advance health equity.

HRSA expects approximately $23.5 million to be available annually to fund 22 recipients. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2023 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to the maximum award amounts annually (reflecting direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $23,500,000

No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 8/24/2022
Date Due: 10/14/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
bfeldman@hrsa.gov or 301-443-3190

Rural Health Network Development Program

Funding to support integrated health care networks that collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. More specifically, the program supports networks as they address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local health care system.
 
Anticipated Total Awarded: $13,200,000
Maximum Award: $300,000
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 8/22/2022
Date Due: 11/22/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
BMirindi@hrsa.gov or 301-443-6606

Technical Assistance:
HRSA has scheduled the following webinar:
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Weblink: https://hrsa-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1607076643?pwd=b3Flc0lUdHBVYVRoZHVPeTNzS21wdz09

Attendees without computer access or computer audio can use the dial-in information below.

Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864 Meeting ID: 14653038
HRSA will record the webinar. Playback information can be requested at JCausey@hrsa.gov

 

Rural Communities

Grant(s) Available

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps low-income rural communities (population of 10,000 or less, income less than statewide median) prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. (Event driven - must apply within 2 years of emergency event, e.g., drought; flood; tornado; hurricane; disease outbreak; chemical spill, leak or seepage)

Date Available: Year-round (Oct.1-Sept. 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Connie Petru US Department of Agriculture (254) 742-9789

Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect)

The ReConnect Program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the program will fuel long-term rural economic development and opportunities in rural America.

Potential awardees must meet a 100 Mbps symmetrical minimum service requirement in all proposed service areas.

Available funding categories:

  • 100% Loan (interest rate at 2%)
    • Total Available Funding: $150,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $50,000,000
  • 50% Loan/50% Grant (interest rate set at US Treasury rate)
    • Total Available Funding: $300,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $25,000,000 for both the loan and the grant
  • 100% Grant
    • Total Available Funding: $150,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $35,000,000
    • 25% Match Requirement
  • 100% Grant for Alaska native corporations, tribal governments, colonial, persistent poverty areas and socially vulnerable communities
    • No Match Requirement
  • Projects serving areas where 90% percent of households lack sufficient access to broadband
    • Total Available Funding: $200,000,000
    • Maximum Award: $25,000,000
    • No Match Requirement

Date Available: 8/4/2022
Date Due: 11/2/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
laurel.leverrier@usda.gov or 202-720-9554

Rural Health Network Development Program

Funding to support integrated health care networks that collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. More specifically, the program supports networks as they address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local health care system.
 
Anticipated Total Awarded: $13,200,000
Maximum Award: $300,000
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 8/22/2022
Date Due: 11/22/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
BMirindi@hrsa.gov or 301-443-6606

Technical Assistance:
HRSA has scheduled the following webinar:
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Weblink: https://hrsa-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1607076643?pwd=b3Flc0lUdHBVYVRoZHVPeTNzS21wdz09

Attendees without computer access or computer audio can use the dial-in information below.

Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864 Meeting ID: 14653038
HRSA will record the webinar. Playback information can be requested at JCausey@hrsa.gov

Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604)

Program assists volunteer fire departments (VFDs) with purchase of equipment and training. Typically, $17 million in grant funds are available each year. HB 3070, 86th Legislature, 2019, allocates 10% of available funding for emergency grants to VFDs for equipment lost or damaged while responding to a declared disaster.

Date Available: 30 days prior to a funding meeting (at least 3 per year)
Date Due: All unfunded applications are rolled forward to next funding meeting.

FY 2023 Funding Meeting #1 - Tentatively Scheduled for October 12th

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Texas Forest Service (979) 458-6505

Rural Volunteer Fire Department Insurance Program (HB 3667)

Program reimburses volunteer fire departments for insurance coverage purchased from Texas insurance companies for firefighters (workers' compensation, accidental death and dismemberment, group term life, accident and sickness, and/or cancer-related insurance). Program reimburses 100% of the actual cost of insurance coverage up to a maximum of $185 per fire department member.

Date Available: 11/1/2022 enrollment re-opens
Date Due: To be determined

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Texas Forest Service (979) 458-6505

Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

Grants for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in small (population of 10,000 or less), financially distressed rural communities.

To qualify for disaster assistance, the community must be designated for FEMA public assistance.

Also, see Texas Water Development Board Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP)

Date Available: Year-round (Oct.1-Sept. 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Sherrod US Department of Agriculture (254) 742-9788

Sexual Assault

Grant(s) Available

Specialty Courts

Grant(s) Available

Transportation/Infrastructure

Grant(s) Available

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (CRISI)

Funding for a wide range of projects within the United States to improve railroad safety, efficiency, and reliability; mitigate congestion at both intercity passenger and freight rail chokepoints to support more efficient travel and goods movement; enhance multi-modal connections; and lead to new or substantially improved Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation corridors.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $1,427,462,902
No Maximum Award.
Minimum 20% Match Requirement.

  • Rural Area Set-Aside—At least $376,035,000, or 25 percent of amounts appropriated, will be made available for projects in rural areas as required in 49 U.S.C. 22907(g).
  • Intercity Passenger Rail Set-Aside— At least $150,000,000 will be made available for Capital Projects that support the development of new Intercity Passenger Rail Service routes including alignments for existing routes, as described in 49 U.S.C. 22907(c)(2) and as required in the 2022 Appropriation
  • Trespassing Measures Set-Aside— At least $25,000,000 will be made available for the development and implementation of measures to prevent trespassing and reduce associated injuries and fatalities, as described in 49 U.S.C. 22907(c)(11) 7 and as required in the 2022 Appropriation
  • Magnetic Levitation Deployment Projects Set-Aside—$2,000,000 in 2021 Appropriation funding will be made available for the Deployment of Magnetic Levitation Transportation Projects. In addition, up to $5,000,000 will be made available from the 2022 Appropriation for preconstruction planning activities and capital costs related to the deployment of magnetic levitation transportation projects.

Date Available: 9/2/2022
Date Due: 12/1/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
douglas.gascon@dot.gov or 202-493-0239

Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

Funding to improve American rail infrastructure to enhance rail safety, improve the health and safety of communities, eliminate highway-rail and pathway-rail grade crossings that are frequently blocked by trains, and reduce the impacts that freight movement and railroad operations may have on underserved communities. Funding will support projects that improve safety, economic strength and global competitiveness, equity, and climate and sustainability, consistent with the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) strategic goals.

Total Funding Available: $573 million
Minimum Award: $1 million
At least 20% available for rural areas.
Match Requirement: At least 20%

Date Available: 7/06/2022
Date Due: 10/4/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
douglas.gascon@dot.gov or 202-493-0239.

Webinar: DOT will host a webinar for interested applicants.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:00:00 PM CDT - 2:30:00 PM CDT

Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Discretionary Grant Program

Funding for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $195 million

  1. Planning Grants: $50 million
    Estimated Award Amounts: $100,000 - $2 million
    Match Requirement: At least 20%
    Eligible applicants are: (1) a State; (2) a unit of local government; (3) a Federally recognized Tribal government; (4) a Metropolitan Planning Organization; and (5) a non-profit organization.
  1. Capital Construction Grants: $145 million
    Estimated Award Amounts: $5 million - $100 million
    Match Requirement: At least 50%
    Eligible applicants must be the owner(s) of the eligible facility proposed in the project for which all necessary feasibility studies and other planning activities have been completed.5 Owners of an eligible facility, for the purposes of submitting a grant application, may submit a joint application with: (1) a State; (2) a unit of local government; (3) a Federally recognized Tribal government; (4) a Metropolitan Planning Organization; and (5) a non-profit organization.

Date Available: 7/11/2022
Date Due: 10/13/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
reconnectingcommunities@dot.gov or (202) 366-9055.

Webinar: DOT will host a webinar for interested applicants.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Traffic Safety Program

Assists local entities in reducing the number and severity of traffic accidents.

Date Available: Annual: Program call and application deadline varies
Date Due:

Funding Agency Contact:
Letty von Rossum (512) 416-3309
Carol Campa (512) 416-3398
Texas Department of Transportation

Veterans Services

Grant(s) Available

Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (2023-24 Grant Cycle)

Funds are now available for five veterans assistance reimbursement grant programs including:

  • General Assistance Grants support the critical needs of Texas veterans
  • Housing for Texas Heroes Grants modify homes to support independent living for disabled and low-income veterans
  • Veterans Mental Health Grants provide counseling and treatment to veterans and their families
  • Veterans Treatment Court Grants support rehabilitation for veterans involved with the criminal justice system
  • Veteran County Service Office funding supports service programs in the first three categories, which are administered by a county government’s Veteran Service Officer

Eligible Applicants: units of local government; posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces; private nonprofit corporations and veterans service organizations; and nonprofit organizations with experience providing services to veterans.

Date Available: 9/30/2022
Date Due: 11/28/2022

2023-24 Grant Cycle: Request for Applications Webinar. The Texas Veterans Commission will present an overview of funding opportunities, grant restrictions and electronic grant management system changes for potential grant applicants, including a time for 2023-24 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant application review and awards process. 

Time: Tuesday, 9/27/2022 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Register To Attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5456049801017537292

Funding agency contact:
grants@tvc.texas.gov

Victims Services

Grant(s) Available

Water Supply/Water Quality

Grant(s) Available

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps low-income rural communities (population of 10,000 or less, income less than statewide median) prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. (Event driven - must apply within 2 years of emergency event, e.g., drought; flood; tornado; hurricane; disease outbreak; chemical spill, leak or seepage) 

Date Available: Year-round (Oct.1-Sept. 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Connie Petru US Department of Agriculture (254) 742-9789

Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

Grants for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in small (population of 10,000 or less), financially distressed rural communities.

To qualify for disaster assistance, the community must be designated for FEMA public assistance.

Also, see Texas Water Development Board Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP)

Date Available: Year-round (Oct.1-Sept. 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Sherrod US Department of Agriculture (254) 742-9788

Archive (Past Due Grant Opportunities)

Grant(s) Available

2018/2019 Floods & Disasters Infrastructure Competition (GLO)

Disaster recovery funds for infrastructure projects to help Texas communities recover from the 2018 South Texas Floods, Tropical Storm Imelda, and the 2019 Lower Rio Grande Valley Flood. 

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.

Available Funding:
2018 South Texas Floods Infrastructure Competition ($19.69 million)
Eligible Counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, and Jim Wells County

2019 Disasters Infrastructure Competition ($61.43 million)
Eligible Counties: Willacy, Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, and San Jacinto County

Maximum Award: $1 million
Minimum Award: $250,000

Date Available: 3/15/2022
Date Due: 8/1/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Applicants may submit inquiries regarding the Competitions programs via email to cdr@recovery.texas.gov

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (BJA)

Provides financial and technical assistance to plan, implement, and enhance the operations of adult drug courts. The focus of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to reduce the misuse of opioids, stimulants, and other substances, including alcohol, by people involved in the criminal justice system. BJA also encourages a focus on preventing overdose and overdose deaths.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $43,200,000
25% Match Requirement

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 3/22/2022
Date Due: 5/20/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research

Soliciting jurisdictions interested in improving their pretrial practices and implementing the Public Safety Assessment to participate in an innovative 12-month pilot project. Jurisdictions will receive technical assistance, peer support and robust online learning resources to improve pretrial outcomes in their community.

Date Available: 11/20/2019 - Information Webinar
Date Due: 12/20/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Alison Shames Co-Director, Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research, Center for Effective Public Policy

Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to interact directly with crime victims, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.

Maximum Award: $750,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $3 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/4/2022
Date Due: 5/26/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Agricultural Water Conservation Grants, Fiscal Year 2022

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2022 Agricultural Water Conservation Grants.

Date Available: December 9, 2021
Date Due: February 9, 2022, 2 p.m.

Funding Agency Contact:
View the Request for Applications and application instructions on the TWDB website for more information. Contact Kyla Peterson at 512-475-1525 or kyla.peterson@twdb.texas.gov with any questions. 

Body-Worn Camera Grant Program, Fiscal Year 2022

The Governor’s Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division is soliciting applications from the Texas Department of Public Safety, and municipalities and counties that operate law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with body-worn cameras. PSO expects to make $10 million in funds available for grants for FY 2022. Allowable uses of funds: obtaining body-worn cameras, digital video storage, and retrieval systems or cloud-based services. Match requirement: 25%.

Date Available: September 1, 2021
Date Due: November 30, 2021, 5:00 pm

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Body-worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program (DOJ)

Provides funding for the purchase of body-worn cameras (BWCs) that are implemented as part of comprehensive BWC programs implemented in publicly funded law enforcement agencies (LEAs) or correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions.

Maximum Award: 5 categories of funding ranging from $1 million-$2 million

Anticipated Total Awarded: $105 million
Categories 1 & 2 have a match requirement.  Categories 3-5 do not require a match.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 3/24/2022
Date Due: 5/20/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Border Zone Fire Departments

Grants for professional fire departments in the Texas-Mexico border region for specialized equipment, maintenance, and medical supplies to support emergency services associated with the execution of border security activities associated with deterring crimes along the Texas-Mexico border. [Limited to applicants in certain counties; other eligibility restrictions apply. Read announcement]

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 12/01/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

Border Zone Fire Departments (BZFD), Fiscal Year 2022

The Governor’s Public Safety Office, Homeland Security Grants Division is providing grants to professional fire departments in the Texas-Mexico border region for specialized equipment, maintenance and medical supplies to support emergency services associated with border security activities. Eligible applicants must be located within the following counties:

Aransas, Brazoria, Brewster, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Culberson, Dimmit, El Paso, Galveston, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, Matagorda, Maverick, Nueces, Orange, Presidio, San Patricio, Starr, Terrell, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, or Zapata

No matching requirement.

Date Available: September 1, 2021
Date Due: November 30, 2021, 5:00 pm

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

2022 Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

Three funding categories: (1) Planning; (2) Bridge Projects (projects with eligible costs less than $100 million); and (3) Large Bridge Projects (projects with eligible costs greater than $100 million).

Eligible applicants may submit applications for any of the three funding categories, but each category has distinct eligibility and selection criteria and application deadlines.

  • Planning Funding: A total of $20 million is available. These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for planning, feasibility analysis, and revenue forecasting associated with the development of a project that would subsequently be eligible to apply for BIP funding under either the Bridge Projects or Large Bridge Projects funding categories.
  • Bridge and Large Bridge Projects: A total of $2.36 billion is available.  These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects that: (1) improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of people and freight over bridges; and (2) improve the condition of bridges in the United States by reducing (a) the number of bridges, and total person miles traveled over bridges, that are in poor condition or that are in fair condition and at risk of falling into poor condition within the next three years, or (b) the number of bridges, and total person miles traveled over bridges, that do not meet current geometric design standards or cannot meet the load and traffic requirements typical of the regional transportation network.

In addition, Large Bridge Projects that receive an award of not less than $100 million are eligible for multiyear grants, in which DOT can award available funds to a project over the course of several years in accordance with an agreement and in alignment with its schedule. In selecting Bridge Projects and Large Bridge Projects, FHWA will consider the extent to which BIP funds leverage non-Federal contributions from sponsors and stakeholders involved in the planning, design, and construction of eligible projects.

No Minimum or Maximum Grant Award
Match requirement:
Large Bridge Projects: 50%
Bridge Projects: 20% and 10% for off-system bridges

Date Available: 6/10/2022
Planning Applications Due: 7/25/2022
Bridge Project Applications Due: 9/8/2022
Large Bridge Applications Due: 8/9/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
BridgeInvestmentProgram@dot.gov (preferred) or 202-366-4255

WEBINAR: The FHWA plans to conduct outreach regarding the BIP in the form of a Zoom Webinar on June 10, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Eastern Time to a closed audience. The Webinar will be recorded and posted on FHWA's Website at BIP - Funding Programs - Management and Preservation - Bridges & Structures - Federal Highway Administration (dot.gov).

Bullet-Resistant Shield Grant Program, FY 2023

The Governor's Public Safety Office (PSO) is accepting applications from law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with bullet-resistant shields. PSO will prioritize funding requests in the following order:

  • peace officers directly employed by school districts;
  • peace officers contracted by school districts; and
  • other peace officers that may respond to school safety emergencies.

Total Funding Available: $50,000,000
Minimum award: None
Maximum award: None
Match requirement: None

Date Available: 8/17/2022
Date Due: 9/19/2022

Funding agency contact:
contact the eGrants help desk at eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for fundig for the fisca year 2021 Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel.  This program provides support for model technical assistance and training programs that improve the judicial system's handling of child abuse and neglect cases.

Date Available: 12/3/2020
Date Due: 2/1/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or by email at support@grants.gov

Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program

Financial assistance to provide crisis response and intervention training for law enforcement officers and agencies, community corrections and correctional officers during interactions with people experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis or people with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. Two categories of grants: (1) training for law enforcement officers, agencies, and Sheriff’s Department Deputies; and (2) training for correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and Sheriff’s Department jails.

Maximum Award: $250,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $5.0 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/05/2022
Date Due: 6/1/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Colonia Fund: Construction – Program Applications for 2022

Grants to fund water and wastewater improvements, housing rehabilitation and payment of assessments for capital improvement projects in unincorporated low-income communities meeting the definition of "Colonia" according to the Texas CDBG Program and located within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border.

Minimum award: $150,000
Maximum award: $1.0 million

Date Available: 4/3/2022
Due Date: 7/08/2022

Funding agency contact:
CDBGApps@TexasAgriculture.gov

Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program for 2015 and 2016 Floods and Hurricane Harvey

Federal funds for the following CDBG-MIT Action Plan funding competitions:
2015 Floods State Mitigation Competition – $46 million available for cities, counties, Indian tribes and councils of governments. 2016 Floods State Mitigation Competition – $147.6 million available for cities, counties, Indian tribes and councils of governments. Hurricane Harvey State Mitigation Competition Round 1 – $1 billion available and open to cities, counties, councils of governments, state entities and special purpose districts.

Eligible projects: flood control and drainage improvements, infrastructure improvements, green infrastructure, public facilities, and buyouts. Project budgets: Each proposed project must have a total proposed cost between $3 million to $100 million

Date Available: 05/28/20
Date Due: 10/28/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Submit Forms Technical Assistance Texas General Land Office

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Planning and Capacity Building Fund

The Planning and Capacity Building Fund is a competitive grant program for local public facility and housing planning activities. Emphasis is on public works and housing assistance planning. The planning process should improve local capacity to identify long and short-term needs and develop implementable strategies to address the identified community needs. CDBG non-entitlement cities and counties with a need for comprehensive or targeted planning are eligible. Non-entitlement cities are under 50,000 in population, and non-entitlement counties have a non-metropolitan population under 200,000; neither are eligible for direct CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Award Amounts and Match Requirement: $35,000 to $75,000, with match based on community size

Date Available: 1/11/2022
Date Due: 3/16/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Aubrey-Ann Gilmore at (512) 936-7894 or Aubrey-Ann.Gilmore@TexasAgriculture.gov

Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program

Affordable funding to acquire, construct or improve essential community facilities in rural areas (population of 20,000 or less). Examples of essential community facilities: fire and police facilities; jails; community centers; hospitals; vehicles; daycare centers

Date Available:Year-round (October 1-September 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact US Department of Agriculture

Community Mental Health Program

Matching grants to support community mental health programs providing services and treatment to individuals experiencing mental illness; and, to coordinate mental health services with other transition support services.

Date Available: 11/1/19
Date Due: 12/9/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Carolyn R. DeBoer Texas Health and Human Services Commission (512) 406-2447
The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is available to assist any entity interested in applying for the grant. Melissa Rowan

Community Youth Development Program

Reimbursement grants to assist communities in prevention/intervention of risk behaviors among young people that lead to juvenile crime. Grants are limited to areas of the state with higher incidences of juvenile crime - see page 14 of the Request for Application for list of current service areas by county and zip code.

Eligible applicants: governmental entities and nonprofits

Total amount of annual estimated funding is $8.4 million. The Department of Family and Protective Services expects to make 12-20 grants. The grants are for a 5-year period, with annual awards expected to range from $300,000 to $600,000.

Date Available:  9/1/2020
Date Due: 12/14/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact Jennifer Kim, jennifer.kim@hhsc.state.tx.us, Health and Human Services Commission, for more information.
Applicant webinar: October 5, 2020,11AM CT
Deadline for submitting questions: October 19, 2020, 2PM CT
Tentative answers to questions posted: October 28, 2020, 2PM CT

Comprehensive Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Program

Funding for the purchase and/or rental of equipment necessary to implement drug take-back and/or disposal activities that enable law enforcement agencies, first responders, and/or citizens to destroy and/or return unused medicine. Only units of government – state and local government or federally recognized Indian tribal entities – may apply for funding as the lead agency. 
Units of government are expected to coordinate with their respective jurisdictions' multidisciplinary teams (e.g., nonprofit agencies and community coalitions) to maximize awareness and use of the new equipment and expanded take-back opportunities.

Date Available: 10/30/2020
Date Due: 11/25/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
For more information, email COSSAP@iir.com, subject line: Take-Back Award.
An informational webinar will be held on November 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., ET. Register for the webinar at http://s.iir.com/take-back-solicitation.

Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response (DOJ)

Grants to promote public safety and public health by helping entities prepare, create, or expand comprehensive plans and then implement these collaborative projects to target preliminarily qualified individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs).

Maximum Award: $550,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $15 million
20% Match Requirement

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/1/2022
Date Due: 5/27/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

Provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $156 million
There is a local match requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 60 months to allow time for recruitment and hiring. Only 36 months of officer salary is chargeable to the award.

Date Available: 4/18/2022
Date Due: 6/9/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov or 800-421-6770.

Webinar Series:
DOJ will be hosting a series of virtual Q&A and Training Sessions.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program

Federal Funds are authorized under Division B of H.R. 748, Pub. L. No. 116136 (Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations); 28 U.S.C. 530C. CESF funds are made available through a Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Governor's  Public Safety Office (PSO) has opened grant applications for $37.8 million in federal funds for local units of government through regionally based allocations using the Regional Councils of Governments boundaries, for COVID-19 expenses. Eligible expenses include:
• Personnel Overtime (Peace Officer, Jailer, Correctional Officer, Medical, and other Essential Staff)
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Supplies (i.e. gloves, masks, sanitizer, disinfectant)
• Temporary Staff
• Medical care for inmates that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Units of local government eligible for a direct award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) should first seek funds directly through BJA. The list of local allocations for direct BJA awards to Texas jurisdictions can be found here, and the federal solicitation is available here. Applications are due to BJA by May 29, 2020.

Date Available: 04/15/20
Date Due: 06/15/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919 Office of the Governor https://egrants.gov.texas.gov/

Coronavirus Relief Fund - Counties under 500,000 population

Texas counties with populations under 500,000 are eligible to apply for a share of $1.85 billion in federal funding available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  These funds are available to county and city governments with populations below 500,000 and distributed based on a $55 per capita allocation.

Date Available: 5/11/2020
Date Due: Federal deadline for expenditure of funds is Dec. 30, 2020. New TDEM deadlines, as of Oct. 2, 2020:

Funding Agency Contact:
For more information or questions email CRF@TDEM.TEXAS.GOV

County Essential Services Program

Financial assistance to counties for essential public services including law enforcement services, jail services, court services, or reimbursement of extraordinary costs incurred for the investigation or prosecution of a capital murder or crimes committed because of bias or prejudice as defined in Article 104.004 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Eligible applicants must first contact the Criminal Justice Division for prior approval to begin the application process.

No minimum or maximum funding levels, and no match requirement.

Date Available: 9/1/2021
Date Due: 8/31/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Alyssa Smith or (512) 463-1919

County Innovations to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The Governor’s Public Safety Office is accepting applications from counties for innovative projects that prevent, investigate, and/or prosecute the commercial sexual exploitation of people in Texas. See announcement for details on eligible projects.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

County Innovations to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Grant assistance (up to $2.5 million for state FY 2020) to counties for innovative projects that prevent, investigate, and/or prosecute the commercial sexual exploitation of people in Texas.  Note: Applicants seeking to operate a Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons (CSEP) Specialty Court should refer to funding opportunities specific to a specialty court program.

Date Available: 11/15/19
Date Due: 1/14/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919 Office of the Governor

County Innovations to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Grant assistance to counties for innovative projects that prevent, investigate, and/or prosecute the commercial sexual exploitation of people in Texas.  Note: Applicants seeking to operate a Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons (CSEP) Specialty Court should refer to funding opportunities specific to a specialty court program.

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Call (512) 463-1919 or email Andrew.Friedrichs@gov.texas.gov for more information, Office of the Governor

County Jail Medication - Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Program

Grants for pilot projects which provide inmates in a county jail facility access to Federal Drug Administration-approved, evidence-based MAT for alcohol and opioid dependence. Treatment may be administered while the inmate is confined, and when participating in outpatient care upon release. (Available funds - $1 million one-time appropriation)

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 12/31/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Program

Grants for county transportation infrastructure projects in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production.

Date Available: 3/27/20
Date Due: 4/27/20-5/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email

Courthouse Preservation

Provides grants for the preservation and restoration of historic county courthouses.

Date Available: 10/28/19x
Date Due: 3/2/2020
[Master Plans & Construction Documents Due]
4/21/2020
[Grant Application Due]

Funding Agency Contact:
livia Hillmer (512) 463-8821
Sharon Fleming (512) 463-6268
2020-21 Grant Cycle Timeline

Courthouse Preservation Program (2022-23 Funding Cycle)

The 87th Legislature appropriated $25 million for the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP) for the FY 2022-23 biennium. Eligible uses of funds: construction grants for full restoration and rehabilitation; planning grants for developing architectural construction documents;and emergency grants to repair or prevent catastrophic damage. Eligible participants: counties with an approved Courthouse Preservation Master Plan. For list of counties go to Texas Historical Commission listing

Date Available: 11/30/2021
Date Due: 5/13/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the program staff member assigned to your county.

Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program

The Governor’s Public Safety Office is accepting applications for projects related to forensic science or medical examiners services and emerging forensic science. Specific funding has been reserved for projects that support responses to the opioid epidemic.

Total funds available: est. $1.5 million (56% set aside for opioid related services)

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program

Federal funds (34 U.S.C. 10561 Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grants) for projects to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiners services. Funds have been reserved for projects in response to the opioid epidemic. Available funding: $1.6  million (56% reserved for opioid-related projects); no matching requirement.

CSCD, DAs and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated  counties.

Date Available: 04/03/20
Date Due: 07/06/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Office of the Governor Email (512) 463-1919

Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program

Federal funds (34 U.S.C. 10561 Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grants) for projects to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiners services. Funds have been reserved for projects in response to the opioid epidemic. Available funding:~$1.5 million (56% reserved for opioid-related projects); no matching requirement
CSCD, DAs and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated counties.

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund

Funding for local certified Texas Crime Stopper organizations.

Minimum request: $2,500
Maximum request: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Crime Stoppers Assistance Program

Provides grants to local certified Texas Crime Stoppers organizations.  State funding for these projects is authorized under Article 102.013, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. It is anticipated that up to $500,000 will be available for these grants.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

Crime Stoppers Assistance Program

Provides grants to local certified Texas Crime Stoppers organizations.  State funding for these projects is authorized under Article 102.013, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact: eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

Criminal Justice Program

Funding for projects that promote public safety, reduce crime, and improve the criminal justice system. Eligible costs include additional staff, equipment, training and information systems for law enforcement, prosecution, community corrections, crime prevention, reentry, and other criminal justice purposes.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Criminal Justice Program

Federal grants (Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program) for criminal justice projects.  Eligible costs include additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for any one or more of the following: law enforcement; prosecution; crime prevention; corrections and community corrections; reentry; behavioral health; crime prevention.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

Criminal Justice Program

Federal grants (Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program) for criminal justice projects.  Eligible costs include additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for any one or more of the following: law enforcement; prosecution; crime prevention; corrections and community corrections; reentry; and, assessment and evaluation.

Safe Policing for Safe Communities Area of Emphasis. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has encouraged state and local jurisdictions to support projects which incorporate elements of the President’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities (EOSPSC).

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email: eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

Criminal Justice Program

Funding for projects that promote public safety, reduce crime, and improve the criminal justice system. Eligible costs include additional staff, equipment, training and information systems for law enforcement, prosecution, community corrections, crime prevention, reentry, and other criminal justice purposes.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program (USDA)

Funding to help rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as:
    • Broadband facilities
    • Audio, video and interactive video equipment
    • Terminal and data terminal equipment
    • Computer hardware, network components and software
    • Inside wiring and similar infrastructure that further DLT services
  • Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset
  • Acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment

Minimum Award: $50,000
Maximum Award: $1 million

Anticipated Total Awarded: $2.5 million
15% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/29/2022
Date Due: 5/27/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
dltinfo@usda.gov or 202-720-0800

District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence

Funding for the costs of forensic analysis of physical evidence incurred by district attorney offices.

Total funds available: $1 million
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence

Grants to district attorney offices for costs associated with forensic analysis of physical evidence.

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email eGrants@gov.texas.gov or call (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence

State grants to district attorney offices for forensic analysis of physical evidence. Available funding: $1 million; no matching requirement.

Date Available: 04/03/20
Date Due: 07/06/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Office of the Governor Email (512) 463-1919

District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence

Grants to district attorney offices for costs associated with forensic analysis of physical evidence.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 12/02/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence

Grants to district attorney offices for costs associated with forensic analysis of physical evidence.

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email eGrants@gov.texas.gov or call (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program

Funding for local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples for entry into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis and/or prevent a backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.

Maximum Award: $3 million

Anticipated Total Awarded: $100 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 24 months

Date Available: 5/13/2022
Date Due: 7/7/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP)

EDAP provides financial assistance in the form of grants and loans for water and wastewater projects in economically distressed areas where service is unavailable or does not meet state standards. Projects must be in counties that adopt and enforce Model Subdivision Rules. Projects must also be in an economically distressed area established before June 1, 2005, with a median household income not greater than 75% of the median state household income.

Available funding: $100 million in bond proceeds

Date Available: 3/14/2022
Date Due: 5/13/2022 (Abridged Applications)

Funding Agency Contact:
For assistance with the application or any project questions, please contact your Regional Project Implementation Team

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) — Local Solicitation

JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under the FY 2022 program may be used to hire additional personnel and/or purchase equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas:

  • Law enforcement programs
  • Prosecution and court programs
  • Prevention and education programs
  • Corrections and community corrections programs
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams

Anticipated Total Awarded: $92.8 million
No Match Requirement.

JAG awards to local governments are based on a formula calculation, resulting in a limited number of localities eligible to receive funds. Here is a list of the local governments in Texas eligible to receive FY 2022 JAG awards.

Duration of Grant Award: 24-48 months

Date Available: 6/22/2022
Date Due: 8/3/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program (DOJ)

Funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals, which under this program means pets, service animals, emotional support animals, and horses.

Category 1: Can include installing pet amenities; partnering with veterinarians to provide species-specific medical care; housing relocation; pet boarding; shelter modifications; and other activities related to providing services to support housing domestic violence victims and their pets.
Maximum Award: $400,000

Category 2: Awards under this category are designed for smaller purchases such as kennels, cages, crates, pet supplies, beds, and other items that may be necessary to housing domestic violence victims and pets together.
Maximum Award: $100,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $3 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/29/2022
Date Due: 6/13/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps low-income rural communities (population of 10,000 or less, income less than statewide median income) prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. (Event driven - must apply within 2 years of emergency event, e.g., drought; flood; tornado; hurricane; disease outbreak; chemical spill, leak or seepage)

Date Available:  Year-round (October 1-September 30)
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted Contact US Department of Agriculture

Funding Agency Contact:
Connie Petru (254) 742-9789

Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking (DOJ)

Category 1: Funding will help new task forces with critical first steps related to starting up a multidisciplinary task force and establishing a strong foundation of task force co-leadership structure, clear roles and responsibilities, and internal processes and protocols. Successful applicants will dedicate the first 12–18 months of funding to formalize task force structure, develop operational procedures, access professional development and training opportunities, deliver training to key stakeholders, and conduct a community assessment to identify potential areas of the community where sex and labor trafficking may be occurring.
Maximum Award: $750,000

Category 2: Funding will help established ECM task forces that have been formally operational for a minimum of 3 years, can demonstrate clear task force co-leadership roles and structure, and have a history of successful identification of sex and labor trafficking victims and prosecution of traffickers. This funding will support expanded task force partnerships, refinement and implementation of existing and new protocols, meaningful survivor engagement, and efforts to implement a range of proactive approaches that are victim centered and trauma and survivor informed.
Maximum Award: $750,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $22.5 million
25% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/18/2022
Date Due: 6/9/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Enhancing Access to Victim Services

Funding for accessible victim- centered, trauma-informed services for crime victims who are disabled, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, limited English proficient (LEP), blind and/or visually impaired.

Maximum Award: $400,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $4 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 24 months

Date Available: 5/6/2022
Date Due: 6/29/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense

Grants to states and localities to enhance juvenile defense delivery systems. This program aims to further reduce violent crime by supporting
states and localities in their efforts to address barriers and gaps within their juvenile justice systems for indigent youth in order to reduce reoffending and decrease recidivism.

Date Available: 12/3/2020
Date Due: 1/19/2021 Grants.gov deadline
2/1/2021 DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants)

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or by email at support@grants.gov
For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov, or 833–872–5175.

Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (DOJ)

Category 1: Funding to establish or expand SANE programs that enhance sexual assault medical forensic care and victim advocacy services.  The use of funds under this program should focus primarily on direct services.
Maximum Award: $500,000

Category 2: Funding for a technical assistance provider that is proactive, action-driven, flexible, and ensures ongoing communication and collaboration with Category 1 awardees, Office for Victims of Crime, and other relevant federal agencies and partners.
Maximum Award: $1,000,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $4 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/28/2022
Date Due: 6/13/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Family Treatment Court Program (DOJ)

Category 1: Establishing New Family Treatment Courts grants are available to jurisdictions that are ready to implement a new family treatment court. These grants are for jurisdictions where either no family treatment court currently exists, or a family treatment court has been operational for less than 1 year. Jurisdictions may already have other types of drug or treatment courts (such as adult drug or mental health courts).
Maximum Award: $740,000

Category 2: Enhancing Family Treatment Courts grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational family treatment court. Courts applying for funding under Category 2 must be fully operational for at least 1 year, as funding is intended to enhance services of existing family treatment courts.
Maximum Award: $820,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $11 million
25% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/8/2022
Date Due: 5/25/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Family Violence Program: Special Nonresidential Projects (HHSC)

Funding to provide supportive services to Survivors of Family or teen Dating Violence, as well as increase prevention efforts of Family Violence within communities across Texas. The purpose is also to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those underserved populations who have been disproportionately impacted and face marginalization as outlined in the Texas State Plan for Family Violence services.

Total Available Funding: $5.8 million
Maximum Award Amount: $250,000

20% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 24 months

Date Available: 6/1/2022
Date Due: 6/28/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Ross.hoffpauir01@hhs.texas.gov

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

The application period for the FY21 FMA grant is currently open. The deadline to submit subapplications to TWDB for review is December 3. The subapplication timeline is available.

Please note that homeowners are not eligible to apply directly for an FMA grant or to register for a FEMA GO account. A community must apply for the FMA grant on homeowners' behalf. If you are a homeowner who is interested in participating in an FMA grant, please contact your local flood official about your interest in the program. A list of local floodplain officials can be found here.

To develop a subapplication, the community must first register as a subrecipient in FEMA GO. To get started, send a request to​ floodgrant@twdb.texas.gov and a TWDB staff member will assist you with getting registered in FEMA GO.

Eligible subapplicants:

  • are political subdivisions that are in good standing with the NFIP,
  • have a FEMA approved and locally adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan by the application deadline (for project, advance assistance, and technical assistance subapplications), and
  • include only structures that have active NFIP flood insurance policies, and which must maintain such coverage through completion of the mitigation activity and for the life of the structure.

Changes for this year's grant cycle include reprioritizing scoring criteria and changes to available funding and funding caps to incorporate equity and environmental considerations in the grant program more directly. For more details on these changes and other FY21 programmatic details, please review the FY21 NOFO and the NOFO Factsheet, which are linked to below.

Please also refer to the FY21 FMA Subapplication Timeline, which provides submission and review dates for subapplications.

Date Available: September 30, 2021
Date Due: December 3, 2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email mailto:floodgrant@twdb.texas.gov with questions related to the application and program

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

Grants for planning flood mitigation and for projects to reduce flood losses.

Date Available: 9/29/2020
Date Due: 12/1/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the Texas Water Development Board, floodgrant@twdb.texas.gov, for more information.

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

Grants for planning flood mitigation and for projects to reduce flood losses.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 11/22/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Ivan Ortiz (512) 463-8184

Field-Generated Strategies to Address the Criminalization of Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking (DOJ)

Funding for solutions and models that are field generated to meet the unique needs of each community.

Focus areas may include but are not limited to:

  • community-based interventions (i.e., engage stakeholders through community outreach and education to develop a continuum of care that addresses the specific needs of each victim).
  • emergency interventions (e.g., provision of necessities, drop-in shelters, emergency housing, health care, and other direct services that address the immediate needs of minor sex trafficking victims).
  • long-term interventions (e.g., job training, life skills, education, and other direct services).
  • cross-sector training (i.e., the development and provision of training and resources for law enforcement and justice system professionals on victim-centered, trauma-informed, alternative approaches to arrest and confinement).

Maximum Award: $1,000,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $9 million
25% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/25/2022
Date Due: 6/16/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Fire, Ambulance and Service Truck (FAST) Fund - Texas CDBG

Grants for eligible vehicles that provide emergency response and special services to rural communities. Min./Max. Grant Amount - $50,000/$500,000
Eligible applicants: cities and counties whose populations are less than 50,000 and 200,000,respectively, and not designated as eligible for the entitlement portion of the federal CDBG.

Date Available: 3/6/2020
Date Due: 09/01/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Michelle Phares 512-936-6702

Fire, Ambulance and Services Truck (FAST) Fund

Grant funding for eligible vehicles that provide emergency response and special services to rural communities. Applicants are cities and counties not designated as eligible for the entitlement portion of the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)Program. Non-entitlement cities and counties are located mostly in rural areas of the state with populations of less than 50,000 and 200,000, respectively.

Minimum amount: $50,000
Maximum amount: $750,000
Match requirement: $7,500

Date Available: 3/28/2022
Date Due: 07/29/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Michelle Phares, 512-936-6702

First Responder Mental Health Program

Provide services and assistance to peace officers and first responders for trauma occurring in the course of their normal duties.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

First Responder Mental Health Program

Federal grants (Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women Act) for direct services and assistance to victims of crime, including crisis services; advocacy and support; forensic interviews; legal assistance; etc. 20% match requirement

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

First Responder Mental Health Program

Federal grants (Victims of Crime Act) for services and assistance for peace officers and first responders that address the effects of direct and indirect trauma that occurs during the course of their normal duties.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Flood Mitigation Financial Assistance Program

State financial assistance in the form of 0% interest loans or grants for flood mitigation projects. Eligible projects fall into 4 categories: Flood Protection Planning for Watersheds; Planning, Acquisition, Design, Construction, Rehabilitation; Federal Award Matching Funds; and, Measures Immediately Effective in Protecting Life and Property.

All projects seeking funding are subject to specific Minimum Standards, described in detail in the Flood Intended Use Plan. (insert hyperlink to attached Flood Intended Use Plan)

Date Available: 3/16/2020
Date Due: 6/15/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
For assistance with the application or any questions related to your project, please look up contact information for your Water Development Board Regional Team.

Fund for Veterans Assistance (2021-22 Grant Cycle)

$30 million in funding for veterans assistance grant programs.
General Assistance: employment support, financial assistance, homeless veteran support, pro bono legal services, referral services, supportive services, and transportation programs and services to veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses.
Housing for Texas Heroes: home modifications and home repair for veterans and their families, as well as rent and utilities' assistance.
Veterans Mental Health: Clinical Counseling and Peer Support Services for veterans and their families.
Veterans Treatment Courts established under Texas Government Code §124.001-.006.
Veteran County Service Officers are eligible to submit one application for any of the programs above, but must serve as the project coordinator for the services if awarded the grant.

Eligible Applicants: units of local government; posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces; private nonprofit corporations and veterans service organizations; and nonprofit organizations with experience providing services to veterans.

Funding Period: Awarded grants will commence on July 1, 2021, and end on June 30, 2022. All grants are reimbursement grants.

Date Available: 9/5/2020
Date Due: 11/5/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
For more information go to the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) website (www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/) and the TVC GovGrants portal (http://tvcportal.force.com/). All applications must be submitted electronically through the TVC GovGrants portal.

Applicant questions must be submitted to rfaquestions@tvc.texas.gov by October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

FY2023 Indigent Defense Improvement Grant Request for Applications

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) is accepting applications for indigent defense improvement grants. For more on grant categories, matching requirements, and funding priorities, read the TIDC grant announcement.

TIDC will offer a web-based training session on February 4, 2022 at 2 pm for counties considering an application. For details and registration go to: https://txcourts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tu6vhtaTRNuY8v4SgHEUBw

Date Available: January 2022
Date Due: 5/2/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the TIDC Grant Team at (512) 463-2508 or Edwin Colfax

General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program

Federal grants (Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women Act) for direct services and assistance to victims of crime, including crisis services; advocacy and support; forensic interviews; legal assistance; etc. 20% match requirement

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919, Office of the Governor

General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program

Federal grants (Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women Act) for direct services and assistance to victims of crime, including crisis services; advocacy and support; forensic interviews; legal assistance; etc..

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program (VOCA)

Funding to provide services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process. Eligible services: crisis services; advocacy and emotional support; forensic interviews; legal advocacy; professional therapy and counseling; protective order assistance; etc.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts (SAMHSA)

The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services in existing drug courts. The program recognizes the need for treatment instead of incarceration for individuals with SUDs.

Total Funding Available: $6,000,000
Estimated Annual Award: Up to $400,000 each year for up to 5 yr. period
No Matching Requirement.

Date Available: 3/10/2022
Date Due: 5/9/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov or 240-276-1400

Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP) - Continuing Training Grants (CTG)

Funding to support and target training solutions for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners, supporting the objective of the National Preparedness System to facilitate an integrated, whole community, risk-informed, capabilities-based approach to preparedness.

The Fiscal Year 2022 CTG program’s purpose is to address specific threats and gaps through the development and delivery of learning solutions and facilitate a national whole community approach to focus on the challenges with the greatest impact on the Nation’s preparedness. FEMA, through CTG recipients, will concentrate on developing training to address national priorities while considering the challenges presented by a pandemic environment.

Total Funding Available: $6 million
Maximum Award: $3 million
Duration of Award: 36 months
No Match Requirement.

Date Due: 8/15/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
fema-ntes@fema.dhs.gov

Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking (DOJ)

Funding will provide housing and associated support services to victims of human trafficking. Rapid Rehousing is the primary focus of this solicitation. Rapid Rehousing is a type of housing assistance in which supportive services and transitional housing are provided to assist victims to move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability.
Maximum Award: $800,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $15 million
25% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/18/2022
Date Due: 6/9/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Improving Adult and Juvenile Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program

Funding for clinical and recovery support services that establish treatment, suicide prevention, and continuity of recovery in the community for people with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders upon their release from a correctional facility.

Maximum Award: $750,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $3.75 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 6/3/2022
Date Due: 7/28/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes (DOJ)

Category 1: Funding to Improve the educational and vocational education programs available to individuals incarcerated in prisons and jails and upon return to the community. Services should begin prior to release from incarceration and continue throughout participants' period of reentry.  
Maximum Award: $900,000

Category 2: Funding for career training, including subsidized employment when part of a training program, to adults incarcerated in prisons and jails and upon return to the community. Services should begin prior to release from incarceration and continue throughout participants' period of reentry. Remove regulatory employment barriers for incarcerated individual adults returning to communities.
Maximum Award: $900,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $21.6 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/20/2022
Date Due: 6/7/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Indigent Defense Improvement Grants

Discretionary grants that assists counties in developing new, innovative programs or processes to improve the delivery of indigent defense services. Funding priorities include projects to ensure quality representation, regional indigent defense services, specialized indigent defense services (mentally ill or juvenile defendants), programs that serve rural areas, online indigent defense management systems, and cost containment initiatives.

Applicants are encouraged to submit an Intent to Submit Application (ISA) online form prior to developing a new grant application.  ISA allows TIDC to provide initial feedback on whether the proposal is within the scope of the grant program. Due date for ISAs, which are optional, is 3/31/2020.

Date Available: January 2020
Date Due: 05/11/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Edwin Colfax (512) 463-2508

Indigent Defense Improvement Grants, FY 2022-23: Mental Health Defender Programs and Indigent Defense Programs to Address Pandemic-Related Backlogs

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission is providing supplemental indigent defense grants to relieve COVID-related case backlogs and create or expand Mental Health Defender Programs. Grant applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested counties or other eligible organizations are encouraged to contact TIDC as soon as possible to discuss potential applications.

Available Funding: $14 million for COVID-19 case backlog relief and $5 million for MH Defender programs

No matching requirement

TIDC will offer a web-based training session on February 4, 2022 at 2 pm for counties considering an application. For details and registration go to: https://txcourts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tu6vhtaTRNuY8v4SgHEUBw

TIDC's March 25, 2022 webinar on Grants to Address Pandemic-Related Backlogs, including presentation materials, can be found here.

Date Available: 1/10/2022
Date Due: Applications considered on a rolling basis as long as funds remain available. Counties are urged to apply by May 2, 2022 for the best chance of grant approval.

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the TIDC Grant Team at (512) 463-2508 or Edwin Colfax

Indigent Defense: Formula Grants

Program assists counties in meeting constitutional and statutory requirements for indigent purpose and complying with standards adopted by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

Date Available: 09/01/19
Date Due: 11/15/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Edwin Colfax (512) 463-2508

Internet Crimes Against Children Grant Program

Funding for projects that prevent technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children or the use of the internet for child pornography.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (DOJ)

Funding for programs that support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs) who encounter the justice system.

Program activities include: connecting individuals with MHDs or MHSUDs with treatment and social services through crisis stabilization units and pre-arrest diversion, creating or expanding mental health courts or other court-based approaches to preliminarily qualified individuals, increasing prosecutor- or defense-led diversion strategies, developing supported employment for people with behavioral health needs, utilizing specialized caseloads for probation, cross-system training of public safety officials and mental health providers, and increasing intergovernmental cooperation between state and local governments to support individuals with MHDs or MHSUDs.

Maximum Award: $550,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $15 million
20% Match Requirement

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/1/2022
Date Due: 5/27/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (DOJ)

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Enhancement grants are available to jurisdictions to enhance fully operational (for at least 1 year) juvenile drug treatment courts by implementing evidence-based practices from the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.

Maximum Award: $750,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $5.25 million
25% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 4/8/2022
Date Due: 5/25/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program

Funding for projects that prevent violence in and around schools; and improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs. Eligible services: mental health; truancy prevention; juvenile case management; school and community-based programs and services.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program

Funding for projects that prevent violence in and around schools; and improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs. Eligible services: mental health; truancy prevention; juvenile case management; school and community-based programs and services.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program

Grant funds for projects that prevent violence in and around schools; and,  improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs.

Date Available: 12/14/2020
Date Due: 2/11/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Email eGrants@gov.texas.gov or call (512) 463-1919 for more information, Office of the Governor

All eligible applications to be prioritized by the regional Council of Government criminal justice advisory committee based on State priorities, identified community priorities, cost and program effectiveness.

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program

Grant funds for projects that prevent violence in and around schools; and,  improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

For information regarding the federal Title II Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program, contact the Criminal Justice Planner at your regional Council of Government.

Library Technology Academy

A training grant program targeted to meet the needs of small and rural Texas library staff. Libraries with populations of 30,000 or fewer are eligible to apply. No restrictions if you have previously received a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).

Date Available: 10/03/19
Date Due: 10/20/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Cindy Fisher, TSLAC (800) 252-9386

Local Border Security Program

Grants under the Local Border Security Program (LBSP) for projects that support Operation Border Star during state fiscal year 2021. To be eligible, local law enforcement agencies must be located within one of 6 specific DPS Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers (JOIC) Regions.

Date Available: 01/10/20
Date Due: 03/12/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

Local Border Security Program (LBSP), FY2023

Grants to local law enforcement in counties within one of DPS's six Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers (JOIC) Regions for projects that support Operation Border Star.

Available Funding: $5,100,000
No maximum or minimum award.
No matching requirement.

Date Available: 1/14/2022
Date Due: 3/18/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Local Government Relief for Disabled Veterans Exemption

Cities and counties adjacent to or containing US military installations receive payments to offset loss of property tax revenue due to disabled veteran homestead exemption.

Date Available:
Date Due: Feb 1. - Apr. 1 each year

Funding Agency Contact:
Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division (800) 252-9121 Email

Local Government Relief for Disabled Veterans Exemption

Cities and counties adjacent to or containing US military installations receive payments to offset loss of property tax revenue due to disabled veteran homestead exemption.

Date Available: February 1, 2022
Date Due: Feb 1. - Apr. 1 of the year following the end of a fiscal year for which the applicant is seeking payment

Funding Agency Contact:
Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division (800) 252-9121 Email

Local Park Grants

The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications for several local park grant programs, including the Local Parks Urban Outdoor Recreation, Local Parks Non-Urban Outdoor Recreation, and Local Parks Small Community Recreation programs.

Maximum award: as much as $1.5 million
50% match requirement

Date Available: Annual
Due Date: 8/01/2022 (Local Parks Urban and Non-Urban Outdoor Recreation and Local Parks Small Community Recreation grants)

Funding agency contact:
Local Parks Grants Staff

Low or No Emission Grant Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (DOT)

This grant program contains two (2) funding opportunities: the Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No Program) and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (Buses and Bus Facilities Program).  Applicants can apply for one or two, or both programs through one application.

The purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

The purpose of the Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing, or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing, or leasing bus-related facilities.

Additionally, recipients are permitted to use up to 0.5 percent of their requested grant award for workforce development activities eligible under federal public transportation law and an additional 0.5 percent for costs associated with training at the National Transit Institute. For applicants proposing projects related to zero-emission vehicles for either program, 5 percent of the requested federal award must be used for workforce development activities. 

Maximum Award: No more than 10% of the total amount of the grant program
$1.1 billion for Low-No program
$372 million for Buses and Bus Facilities program

  • 15% or more will be awarded to rural areas

Date Available: 3/7/2022
Date Due: 5/31/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
ftalownobusnofo@dot.gov or 202-366-7484.

Webinar Series:
DOT is hosting "How to Apply" webinars.  The presentation and recordings will be posted for each of these sessions.

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Program (DOJ)

Supports efforts by law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes committed on the basis of a victim's perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.

Maximum Award: $400,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $8.7 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 4/1/2022
Date Due: 5/27/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Medication-Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (SAMHSA)

Provides resources to help expand/enhance access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD).

Total Funding Available: $22,575,000
Estimated Annual Award: Up to $750,000 for up to five (5) yr. period
No Matching Requirement.

Date Available: 2/28/2022
Date Due: 4/29/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov or 240-276-1400

Mental Health Grant for Justice-Involved Individuals

Matching grants to county-based community collaboratives to reduce rates of recidivism, arrests, and incarcerations amongst individuals with mental illness and to also reduce wait times for individuals with mental illness placed on forensic commitment to a state hospital.

Date Available: TBD
Date Due: Current grants to be renewed through FY 2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Courtney Seals

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity (DOT)

This grant program contains three (3) funding opportunities: the National Infrastructure Project Assistance grant program (Mega), the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highways Projects grant program (INFRA), and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant program (RURAL).  Applicants can apply for one, two, or all three of the programs through one application. 

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects – including highway and bridge, intercity passenger rail, railway-highway grade crossing or separation, wildlife crossing, public transportation, marine highway, and freight projects, or groups of such projects – with significant national or regional impact, or to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.

Maximum Award: $59,000,000
Anticipated Total Awarded: $15 billion
$5 billion for Mega grant
$8 billion for INFRA grant
$2 billion for RURAL grant

40% or more match requirement for Mega and INFRA grants.
20% or more match requirement for RURAL grants.
Duration of Grant: FY 2022 – FY 2026

Date Available: 3/25/2022
Date Due: 5/23/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
MPDGrants@dot.gov or 202-366-1092.

Webinar Series:
DOT is hosting "How to Apply" webinars. The presentation and recordings will be posted for each of these sessions.

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program

Grants to fund NFP programs that provide education, information, and support services for low-income, first-time pregnant Mothers enrolled before 29 weeks of pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday in communities throughout Texas via visits by trained registered nurses.

Applicants must be a public or private entity, including counties, municipalities, or other political subdivisions of the State.

Annual awards may range between $50,000 and $2,000,000. The anticipated minimum award for the five-year term of the grant is $250,000 and the anticipated maximum award $10,000,000.

Date Available: 9/1/2020
Date Due: 11/17/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact Jennifer Kim, jennifer.kim@hhsc.state.tx.us , Health and Human Services Commission, for more information.
Deadline for submitting questions: October 12, 2020 at 2:00pm CST

Answers to Questions Tentatively Posted: October 21, 2020

The Office on Violence Against Women: Fiscal Year 2022 Justice for Families Program

Supports activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.

Maximum Award: $650,000
Anticipated Total Awarded: $13,000,000
No matching requirement.
Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 1/19/2022
Date Due: 3/7/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
OVW.JFF@usdoj.gov or 202-307-6026

Operation Lone Star Program, Fiscal Year 2022

The Governor’s Public Safety Office, Homeland Security Grants Division is soliciting applications for local projects that support Operation Lone Star. PSO expects to make $100 million in funds available for FY 2022.  Allowable uses of funds include law enforcement, jail operations, human remains processing, court administration, and indigent defense. Grant funds once awarded are available to spend until August 31, 2023.

Eligible applicants must be a county or municipality located in a county that has issued a disaster declaration related to border security. See Governor Abbott’s most recent border crisis disaster declaration for a list of the affected 43 counties.

Preference will be given to eligible applicants within or providing support services to a county:

  • Adjacent to or a portion of which are located within 20 miles of an international border;
  • Adjacent to two counties located on an international border with a population of more than 5,000, but less than 7,500 according to the most recent federal decennial census; or
  • Adjacent to the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway.

A minimum funding level of $5,000.
No maximum funding level.
No matching requirements.

Date Available: September 20, 2021
Date Due: November 1, 2021, 5:00 pm

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

FY 2023 Operation Lone Star Grant Program (OLS)

The Governor's Public Safety Office (PSO), Homeland Security Grants Division is soliciting applications for local projects that support Operation Lone Star. PSO expects to make $30 million in funds available for FY 2023.

  • $14 million is allocated for pre-identified border-adjacent counties and available starting Thursday, September 1; and
  • $16 million is allocated for any county or city, and available now, with grant applications open on Monday, July 11.

Allowable uses of funds include law enforcement, jail operations, human remains processing, court administration, and indigent defense. Grant funds once awarded are available to spend until August 31, 2023.

Eligible applicants must be a county or municipality located in a county that has issued a disaster declaration related to border security.

A minimum funding level of $5,000.
No maximum funding level.
No matching requirements.

Date Available: 7/11/2022
Date Due: 8/31/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Operation Stonegarden

The purpose of the Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) grant program, one of three programs within the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), is to enhance cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and local, Tribal, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States' borders.

Date Available: 3/1/2019
Date Due: 2/28/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
(512) 463-1919

Opioid Antagonist Grant Program

Grants to provide opioid antagonists to peace officers, evidence technicians, and related personnel who, in the course of performing their duties, are likely to come into contact with opioids or encounter persons suffering from an apparent opioid-related drug overdose.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 12/02/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-1919

Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (DOJ)

Provides funding for up to 50% of the cost of armored vests for law enforcement officers.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 5/2/2022
Date Due: 6/27/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
vests@usdoj.gov or 1-877-758-3787

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program

Funding for local government to help improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services.

Maximum Award: $500,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $4.395 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 5/12/2022
Date Due: 6/22/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Planning and Capacity Building Fund - Texas CDBG

Financial assistance for comprehensive planning activities which address land use, housing, drainage/water/wastewater systems, subdivision regulation, and/or other eligible activities outlined in the federal  Housing and Community Development Act.
Eligible applicants: cities and counties whose populations are less than 50,000 and 200,000,respectively, and not designated as eligible for the entitlement portion of the federal CDBG.

Date Available: 3/6/2020
Date Due: 09/01/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Joe Midura 512-936-7880

Port Infrastructure Development Program (DOT)

Provides funding for capital improvements to ports and port facilities.

U.S. DOT seeks projects that support the following program objectives:

  1. improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the loading and unloading of goods, the movement of goods, operational improvements (including projects to improve port resilience), or environmental and emissions mitigation measures
  2. supporting economic vitality at the national and regional levels
  3. addressing climate change and environmental justice impacts
  4. advancing equity and opportunity for all
  5. leveraging Federal funding to attract non-Federal sources of infrastructure investment.

Prior recipients are not restricted from applying.

Total Available Funding: $450 million
Minimum Grant Award: None
Match requirement: 20% or more however, the Secretary may increase the Federal share of costs above 80 percent for: (1) a grant for a project that is in a rural area; or (2) a grant awarded to a small project at a small port.

Date Available: 3/30/2022
Date Due: 5/16/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
PIDPgrants@dot.gov or 202–366–8047.

Post Conviction Testing of DNA Evidence

Funds to assist in defraying the costs associated with post conviction case review, evidence location, and DNA testing in violent felony cases (as defined by state law) where the results of such testing might demonstrate actual innocence.

Maximum Award: $500,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $10.6 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 5/12/2022
Date Due: 6/22/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Preventing Trafficking of Girls

Funding for organizations to work with the Office for Victims of Crime's existing training and technical assistance provider to develop or enhance prevention and early intervention services based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls who are at risk or are victims of sex trafficking.

Maximum Award: $500,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $4 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 5/4/2022
Date Due: 6/28/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) - Service Members, Veterans and Families (SMVF) Program

Grants for community-based programs and agencies that  provide services
that help prevent abuse, neglect, delinquency, and truancy of Texas children (infants to 17 year olds) from military and veterans families. $1.6 million per fiscal year is available; 5-year grant period (9/1/2020 to 8/31/2025). The service delivery area is counties with military installations and counties with a high veteran population. Primary service counties: Bell;Bexar;Collin;Dallas; El Paso; Harris; Tarrant; any county with a military installation. In addition, any counties contiguous to primary service counties are eligible service delivery areas.

Date Available: 01/29/20
Date Due: 03/9/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Lauren Contreras, CTCD Health and Human Services Commission 1100 West 49th Street; Mail Code 2020 Building S Austin, TX 78756

Prisoner Safety

Grants for cost of purchasing and installing systems for monitoring at-risk cells.

Date Available: 08/23/19
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted.

Funding Agency Contact:
Bobby RatraJason Ross

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Funding for projects that create and foster safer neighborhoods through a reduction in violent crime by addressing criminal gangs and felonious possession and use of firearms, among other strategies.

No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Project Safe Neighborhoods Program

Federal block grant program for projects intended to create and foster safer neighborhoods as measured by a sustained reduction in violent crime. Program design should address targeted and prioritized enforcement; local prevention and reentry programs for at-risk populations; and, data collection for measuring results. 

FYI: 30% of funds allocated for Gang Task Forces in areas experiencing a significant or increased gang presence in violent crime, human or drug trafficking.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities through Partnership with Regional Health Offices Department of Health and Human Services

Counties are directly eligible for the grant, which will award about $750,000 across eight recipients to support local innovations to increase vaccine confidence and promote vaccine uptake for COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases. The grant specifically supports partnerships to implement innovations in locations with populations with low vaccination rates, such as rural communities.

Date Available: July 1, 2021
Date Due: August 17, 2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Administrative and budgetary requirements: HHS/OASH Office of Grants and Acquisitions Management
Duane Barlow 240-453-8822 duane.barlow@hhs.gov

Program Requirements or Technical Assistance: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy
David Kim 202-795-7697 david.kim@hhs.gov

Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

Grant funding to support the prosecution of violent crime cold cases, where DNA from a suspect has been identified (suspect(s) may be known or unknown). Provided that DNA attributed to a known or unknown suspect has been identified, funding support includes investigative activities as well as crime and forensic analyses that could lead to prosecuting violent crime cold cases.

Maximum Award: $500,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $7.5 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 5/12/2022
Date Due: 6/22/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Public Transportation Grants

Funding call for various categories of public transportation projects, including: Statewide Planning Assistance; Rural Transportation Assistance; Intercity Bus; Rural Discretionary; and Fleet Replacement.  All projects are funded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), but project selection administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Instructions for public transportation project funding call

Date Available: 11/15/19
Date Due: 02/14/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Texas Department of Transporation

RAISE Grant Program (U.S. DOT)

U.S. DOT is now accepting applications for RAISE discretionary grants created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Formally known as BUILD and TIGER grants, funding for 2022 is a 50% increase from last year. 

Funds for the FY 2022 RAISE grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.

Prior recipients are not restricted from applying.

Total Available Funding: $1.5 billion
Minimum Grant Award: $5 million

Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80% of total eligible project costs.
Exception: 100% federal share for rural communities, Areas of Persistent Poverty, and Historically Disadvantaged Communities.

Date Available: 2/4/2022
Date Due: 4/14/2022 (selections announced no later than 8/12/2022)

Funds must be obligated by 9/30/2026.
Funds must be expended by 9/30/2031.

Funding Agency Contact:
RAISEgrants@dot.gov or Howard Hill at 202-366-0301

Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) (FEMA)

Funding to build state and local capacity to manage catastrophic incidents by improving and expanding regional collaboration, across the whole community, for catastrophic incident preparedness.

Priority will be given to investments in community resilience, housing, and long-term vulnerability reduction. Additional priority will be given to those planning efforts that address the needs of disadvantaged communities.

Total Funding Available: $12 million
Maximum Award: $1 million
Grant Award Duration: 36 months
No Matching Requirement.

Date Available: 6/27/2022
Date Due: 7/29/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
FEMA-RCPGP@fema.dhs.gov

Research and Evaluation of Crime Victim Services (NIJ)

Seeking applications for rigorous research and evaluation projects in three topic areas:
1) Evaluation of Programs that Provide Services for Victims of Crime
2) Research on Supporting Victims of Community Violence
3) Financial Costs of Crime Victimization.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $3,000,000
No matching requirement.
Duration of Grant Award: 5 years

Date Available: 3/18/2022
Date Due: 5/6/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Funding for immediate and long-term residential and support services for youth and adult victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Minimum: $25,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Federal matching grants for services to victims including: capacity for emergency and/or long-term residential placement; victim advocates; and, drop-in center/non-residential assessment services.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor Child Sex Trafficking Team (512) 463-1919

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

Funding to provide residential substance abuse treatment within local correctional and detention facilities.

Minimum: $10,000
Match requirement: 25% (cash or in-kind contribution)

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

Federal matching grants to provide residential substance abuse treatment within local correctional and detention facilities. ($2.7 million is expected to be available in FY 2021). Eligible organizations: counties or judicial districts that operate secure correctional or detention facilities. Programs may be based in jail or in a residential treatment facility.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant

Funding to equip state and local peace officer with rifle-resistant body armor.

No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant

Grants to local law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with rifle-resistant body armor. ($6 million in funds available for FY 2021)

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP)

Grants to assist rural communities in recruiting health care providers, other than physicians, to practice in their community by providing partial student loan reimbursements or stipend payments to non-physicians.

Eligible recipients include but are not limited to physician assistants; nurses; physical and occupational therapists; pharmacists; optometrists; emergency medical technicians; speech pathologists; dentists; and licensed non-physician mental health practitioners. Health care providers practicing in a Texas county with a total population of 50,000 or less may apply.

Grant award: $10,000

Date Available: 6/9/2022
Due Date: 7/15/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Erica.Lozano@TexasAgriculture.gov

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)

Funding to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, high risk rural communities.

Available Funding: $13,000,000
Projected Number of Awards: 26

Date Available: 1/18/2022
Date Due: 4/19/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov or 301-945-0844

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication Assisted Treatment Access

Funding to improve health care in rural areas by establishing new Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) access points and increasing the capacity for sustainable MAT service provision in rural areas. This program is intended to support MAT to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), however award recipients are encouraged to also target alcohol use disorder (AUD) with MAT if the need exists.

Total Funding Available: $10 million
Estimated Annual Award: Up to $1 million per award, per year
No Matching Requirement.
Duration of Grant Award: 3 years

Date Available: 6/17/2022
Date Due: 7/29/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov or 301-442-2398

Technical Assistance Webinar:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
2 – 3 p.m. ET
Weblink: https://hrsa-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1600963647

Attendees without computer access or computer audio can use the dial-in information below.
Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864
Participant Code: 160 096 3647

For a recording of the webinar, please email ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov

Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant

Federal grant funds to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. Estimated funds available - $5 million; up to $200,000 per grant award. No matching requirement.

Required grant activities include:
*Training to maintain relevant EMS licenses and certifications or meet federal or state licenses and certifications;
*Training EMS personnel on mental and substance use disorders and care for people with such disorders in emergency situations;
*Purchase and train EMS personnel on the use of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, in opioid overdose emergency situations.

Date Available: 02/27/2020
Date Due: 04/30/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Corey Sullivan Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (240) 276-1213

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting applications for grants and loan guarantees through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).  Local governments are eligible to apply for funding to conduct energy audits and provide development assistance. REAP loans are under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative, which was created to streamline the RD loan process. REAP provides funding for renewable energy systems such as biomass, wind and solar generation, and geothermal systems.

Date Available:
Date Due: November 1, 2021 (grants up to $20,000 only); March 31, 2022 (loans and grants combined up to $20,000 only; unrestricted grants and loan and grant combinations)

Funding Agency Contact:
Billy Curb, USDA Rural Development Office, State Energy Coordinator (254) 742-9775

Rural Energy Pilot Program | Rural Development (usda.gov)

Offers financial assistance for rural communities to further develop renewable energy.

Maximum: $2,000,000

Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80% of total eligible project costs.

Date Available: 1/19/2022
Letter of Intent Due: 4/19/2022
Application Due: 7/18/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
RuralEnergyPilotProgram@usda.gov or 202-205-9322

Rural Healthy Community Collaborative Learning Communities

Matching grants to local communities to assist homeless individuals with mental illness or substance use problems achieve recovery and re-integration in their communities.

Date Available: TBD
Date Due: TBD

Funding Agency Contact:
Helen Eisert (512) 838-4341

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grants | Rural Development (usda.gov)

Funding for distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and identify and maximize local assets.

Minimum: $500,000
Maximum: $2,000,000
Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80% of eligible project costs and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.

Date Available: 12/20/2021
Date Due: 4/19/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
SM.USDA-RD.RISE@usda.gov or 202-720-1400

Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program (HHS)

Funding to support rural health networks (including but not limited to, minority-serving institutions, community colleges, technical colleges, rural hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes and substance use providers) to address the critical need for more trained health professionals, which has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total Funding Available: $47,895,000
Estimated Annual Award: $1,545,000 for three (3) yr. period

Award recipients will receive the full award in the first year and are required to allocate funds across all three years.  There is no matching requirement.

Date Available: 12/17/2021
Date Due: 3/18/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
RPHWTNP@hrsa.gov or 301-443-0845

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program. The purpose of this program is to improve health care in rural areas by developing new, accredited, and sustainable rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology, to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural communities. For the purposes of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), rural residencies are allopathic and osteopathic physician residency programs that primarily train residents in rural clinical settings for greater than 50 percent of their total time in residency and focus on producing physicians who will practice in rural communities.

AVAILABLE FUNDING: $10.5 million for 14 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include domestic public, nonprofit, or private organizations:

  • Rural hospitals.
  • Rural community-based ambulatory patient care centers, including rural health clinics.
  • Health centers operated by tribes or tribal organizations, or an urban Indian organization.
  • Graduate medical education consortiums.
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations.

Date Available: October 30, 2021
Date Due: December 20, 2021

Funding Agency Contact:
For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334398.

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Discretionary Grant

Funding to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and implementation focused on all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, personal conveyance and micro mobility users, and commercial vehicle operators.

Action Plan Grants to develop or complete an Action Plan. The goal of an Action Plan is to develop a holistic, well-defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries in a locality, Tribe, or region.

Award Amounts:

  • minimum of $200,000 for all applicants (applications below the minimum amount will be considered).
  • maximum of $1,000,000 for a political subdivision of a State or a federally recognized Tribal government.
  • maximum of $5,000,000 for a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) or a joint application comprised of a multijurisdictional group of entities that is regional in scope (e.g., a multijurisdictional group of counties, a council of governments and cities within the same region, etc.).

Implementation Grants fund projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan that address roadway safety problems. Applicants must have an existing Action Plan to apply for Implementation Grants or have an existing plan that is substantially similar and meets the eligibility requirements of an Action Plan. If applicants do not have an existing Action Plan, they should apply for Action Plan Grants and NOT Implementation Grants.

Award Amounts:

  • minimum of $5,000,000.
  • maximum of $30,000,000 for political subdivisions of a State.
  • Federally recognized Tribal governments or applicants in rural areas (rural is defined as an area outside an Urbanized Area (UA) or located within a UA with a population of fewer than 200,000.
    • minimum award of $3,000,000.
    • maximum of $30,000,000.
  • For an MPO or a joint application comprised of a multijurisdictional group of entities that is regional in scope.
    • maximum award of $50,000,000.

20% Match Requirement.

Date Available: 5/16/2022
Date Due: 9/15/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
SS4A@dot.gov or 202-366-4114

Webinar Series:
DOT is hosting "How to Apply" webinars. The presentation and recordings will be posted for each of these sessions.

Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

Grants to state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations, to provide reentry services and programs to youth. The program supports efforts to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth returning to their communities after detention or out-of-home placement.

Date Available: 12/21/2020
Date Due: 2/5/2021 Grants.gov deadline
2/19/2021 DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants)

Funding Agency Contact:
Grant webinar scheduled for January 14, 2021.
Contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or by email at support@grants.gov
For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov, or 833–872–5175

Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Category 1: Funding for victim services organizations that have limited or no prior experience in serving victims of human trafficking and/or victim service organizations that have limited or no prior experience in receiving direct federal funding to serve victims of human trafficking.
Maximum Award: $440,000

Category 2: Funding for victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of serving human trafficking victims with a comprehensive range of direct services.
Maximum Award: $950,000

Category 3: Funding for victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing a specialized service beyond case management to victims of human trafficking.
Maximum Award: $800,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $27 million
25% Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/29/2022
Date Due: 6/14/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Program

Funding for costs associated with the forensic analysis of physical evidence in relation to sexual assault or other sex offenses. Allowable uses of funds are limited to screening, processing, testing, and entering data into DNA Index System for sexual assault evidence collection kits.

Total funds available: $1.1 million
Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Program

Grants to law enforcement agencies for costs associated with the forensic analysis of physical evidence in relation to sexual assault or other sex offenses. ($1 million in funds available for FY 2021)
Applicants may only use accredited laboratories that comply with Texas Forensic Science Commission regulations and rules for accreditation, including forensic analyst licensing for mandatory disciplines.

Date Available:  12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)- Ready Facilities Program

Funding for costs associated with achieving or maintaining the SAFE-Ready Designation as defined in Chapter 323 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Maximum: $50,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program

State grants to maintain or achieve a SAFE-Ready facility designation pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 323. Available funding: $3 million, no matching requirement.

Date Available: 04/03/20
Date Due: 08/06/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Office of the Governor Email (512) 463-1919

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program

Grants to maintain or achieve a SAFE-Ready faciility designation pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 323.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 12/31/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS)

Grants to prevent sexual violence using a public health approach, best available evidence, and that align with the state action plan or other Office of the Attorney General (OAG) guidance documents.  [Eligibility limited to current SAPCS-State grantees or the State Sexual Assault Coalition.]

Date Available: 10/25/19
Date Due: 11/22/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 936-0792

Smart Reentry and Supervision: Grants, Tools, and Technical Assistance to Facilitate Change (DOJ)

Funding to improve the capacity and effectiveness of state- and local-level corrections agencies to increase the success rates of individuals returning to and supervised in their communities.

Category 1: Smart Reentry
Maximum Award: $850,000

Category 2: Smart Supervision
Maximum Award: $850,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $8.5 million
Category 1: 50% Match Requirement.
Category 2: No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 36 months

Date Available: 4/28/2022
Date Due: 6/8/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Specialty Courts

Funding for the following types of specialty court programs: adult drug court; family drug court; veterans treatment court; mental health court; juvenile specialty court; commercially sexually exploited persons’ court; and public safety employees treatment court.

Minimum: $10,000
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Specialty Courts Program

Grants for new specialty court programs and existing specialty courts that do not currently receive funds from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division. Specialty courts eligible for funding include: Adult and Family Drug Court(s); Veterans Treatment Court; Mental Health Court; etc.  See Chapters 121-129, Texas Government Code, for more.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP)

A new community-based suicide prevention services grant program with the purpose of reducing Veteran suicide. The SSG Fox SPGP aims to build upon VA's public health approach, which combines clinical and community-based interventions to prevent Veteran suicide for those inside and outside of VA health care.

Maximum Award: $750,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $51.75 million
No Match Requirement

Duration of Grant Award: 12 months

Date Available: 4/15/2022
Application Due: 6/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
VASSGFoxGrants@va.gov or 202-502-0002

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program (fema.gov)

Funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to assist in increasing the number of firefighters to help communities meet industry minimum standards and attain 24-hour staffing to provide adequate fire protection from fire and fire-related hazards, and to fulfill traditional missions of fire departments.

Available Funding: $560,000,000
Projected Number of Awards: 500

Date Available: 1/3/2022
Date Due: 2/4/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov or 866-274-0960

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)

Provides payments to state and units of local government that incur certain types of costs due to the incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens who have been convicted of at least one felony or two misdemeanors and who were incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during a specific 12-month reporting period.

Maximum Award: $59,000,000
Anticipated Total Awarded: $221,175,193
No matching requirement.
Duration of Grant Award: 12 months

Date Available: 3/9/2022
Date Due: 4/25/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
SCAAP@usdoj.gov or 202-353-4411

State Homeland Security Program – Competitive National Priority Area Projects (SHSP-NPA)

Funding for projects that support one of the following approved National Priority Areas:

  • Combating domestic violent extremism ($1.5 million est. available).
  • Enhancing cybersecurity ($1.5 million est. available)

Minimum: $2,500
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities (LETPA)

Federal grants to support state, local and tribal preparedness activities that build law enforcement capabilities to prevent terrorist attacks. Projects must be consistent with capability targets set in Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process and gaps in the State Preparedness Report.  Applicants must contact their regional council of government regarding their application.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - LETPA Projects

Funding for state and local projects to prevent terrorism and targeted violence and to prepare for the threats and hazards of greatest risk to the security of Texans.  Applicants must contact their applicable regional council of governments (COG) regarding their application.

Minimum: $2,500
No match requirement

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Regular Projects

Funding for state and local projects to prevent terrorism and targeted violence and to prepare for the threats and hazards of greatest risk to the security of Texans. All projects must assist grantees in achieving target capabilities related to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, or responding to acts of terrorism.

Applicants must contact their applicable regional council of governments (COG) regarding their application.

Minimum: $2,500
FYI: Gov.’s Public Safety Office (PSO) uses a risk-based formula to determine regional allocations.  Local agencies should contact their COG for amounts available to the region and any maximum amount established by their COG.

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) - Regular Projects

Federal grants to support state, local and tribal preparedness activities that address high-priority preparedness gaps to terrorism attacks. Projects must support the achievement of target capabilities related to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, or responding to acts of terrorism. Applicants must contact their regional council of government regarding their application.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)

The 2020 funding cycle for the SWIFT program is now open.  The SWIFT program provides state financial assistance for projects in the State Water Plan. SWIFT assists communities in developing and optimizing their water supplies on a cost-effective basis through low-interest loans, payment deferrals, and interest rate subsidies for rural and agricultural projects. SWIFT eligible projects include:  conservation and reuse; desalination, both groundwater and seawater; building new pipelines; water rights purchases; and, developing reservoirs and well fields.

Date Available: 12/02/19
Date Due: 02/03/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-7277

State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)

The 2021 funding cycle for the SWIFT program is now open.  The SWIFT program provides state financial assistance for projects in the State Water Plan. SWIFT assists communities in developing and optimizing their water supplies on a cost-effective basis through low-interest loans, payment deferrals, and interest rate subsidies for rural and agricultural projects. SWIFT eligible projects include:  conservation and reuse; desalination, both groundwater and seawater; building new pipelines; water rights purchases; and, developing reservoirs and well fields.

Date Available: 12/3/2020
Date Due: 2/13/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
SWIFT and Abridged Application Webinar: January 5th, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7116652094366821388
Contact Tom Entsminger at (512) 936-0802 or send an email to SWIFT@twdb.texas.gov for assistance if you encounter any problems while completing the abridged application

State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) 2022 Funding Cycle

The Texas Water Development Board is accepting applications for the 2022 funding cycle of the SWIFT program.

Date Available: December 16, 2021
Date Due: February 1, 2022 (abridged applications)

Funding Agency Contact:For more information on the SWIFT program and how to apply, please visit the TWDB website or contact Financial_Assistance@twdb.texas.gov.

FY 2023 Statewide Automated Victim Notification System (SAVNS) Grant

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) accepts applications from counties for projects that implement an automated method of providing victims of crime with access to information and notification about changes in offender status and court events. The Statewide Automated Victim Notification System (SAVNS) grant program provides local governments with funds to cover Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) costs. VINE is a victim notification network and the vendor certified by OAG to provide Texas’ SAVNS. A county, as defined by Texas Local Government Code Section 392.002, with jails funded by the county and not currently participating in the SAVNS grant program, is eligible to apply for these funds. The application kit and instructions are here. The SAVNS is a continual grant program with annual grant contracts. Once funded, an applicant shall remain a SAVNS grantee until there is insufficient funding to continue the grant, the grantee withdraws from the program, or the grantee fails to comply with grant requirements, and OAG terminates the grantee.

No matching requirements.

Funding levels vary based on population and include three components:

  1. Startup/implementation
  2. Annual jail service fee (per jail)
  3. Annual court service fee (per court)

Date available: 7/8/2022
Deadline to register: Friday, 7/22/2022, 11:59 pm
Due date: 8/05/2022

Funding agency contact:
Grants@oag.texas.gov or (512) 936-0792

Statewide Emergency Radio Infrastructure

Grants for projects that support state and regional efforts to improve or sustain interoperable emergency radio infrastructure.  

Eligible entities: Regional Councils of Government, state agencies

Date Available: 01/10/2020
Date Due: 03/12/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Statewide Emergency Radio Infrastructure, FY2023

Grants to regional councils of government and state agencies to address capability gaps in and improve interoperable emergency radio infrastructure.

Available Funding: $10 million
Minimum: $2,500
No maximum.
No matching requirement.

Date Available: 1/14/2022
Date Due: 3/18/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations

Federal grants to encourage research to promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by rural population groups, for the development (or adoption/adaptation) of evidence-based interventions that can reduce health risks faced by rural Americans.  Counties are encouraged to apply.

[FYI, $2.5 million in funds committed to fund four awards in federal fiscal year 2020.]

Date Available: 10/11/19
11/13/2019 Letter of intent due
Date Due: 12/13/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email National Institute of Health (301) 945-7573

Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner (ME-C) System Program

Applications are being solicited from ME/C agencies seeking to obtain or maintain accreditation through an appropriate ME/C accrediting agency. This program will strengthen the quality of ME/C services in the United States by ensuring that agencies performing postmortem examinations are following industry and professional standards and performance criteria. Funds awarded under this program may now be used to maintain existing accreditation.

Maximum Award: $100,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $1 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 24 months

Date Available: 5/12/2022
Date Due: 6/22/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems

Funding for public health agencies to use for core infrastructure improvements that include, but are not limited to, workforce, foundational capabilities, and data infrastructure.

Eligible Applicants: Counties with populations of 2 million or more OR counties with a city of 400,000 or more where the county health department is the primary public health department.

Total Funding Available: $3.945 billion
Estimated Annual Award: $21.9 million
No Matching Requirement.

Date Available: 6/17/2022
Date Due:
Letter of Intent: 6/30/2022
Applications: 8/15/2022   

Funding Agency Contact:
PHInfrastructure@cdc.gov

Applicant Informational calls: CDC will host 2 informational calls for interested applicants. The content of both calls will be identical. The 2 times are offered as a way to help accommodate the schedules of interested applicants and their locations in varying time zones. Due to limited space, we ask that interested applicants only register for Webinar A or B, but not both.

When: June 29, 2022 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) Topic: OE22-2203 Applicant Informational Call A Register in advance for this webinar: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_V5iIgBryTBCUwpp1xxgDqA

When: June 29, 2022 6:00 to 7:00PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) Topic: OE22-2203 Applicant Informational Call B Register in advance for this webinar: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_jrPD018uQMCydBMi6d9vcw

Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Federal and state funds for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services, Co-occurring Psychiatric Substance Use Disorder services and Youth Recovery Communities in Texas.  Total funding available is $137 million; grant period is for 5 years.  Governmental entities, public or private nonprofit, for-profit entities are eligible to apply.

Date Available: 02/7/20
Date Due: 02/28/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Fernando Garcia, CTCD, CTCM 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756 (512)406-2545

Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals (VRHAP)

No funds but technical assistance for eligible rural hospitals from a team of rural hospital experts, interactive sessions with peer hospitals, and learning opportunities tailored to topics to benefit the hospital. Each year 30 hospitals are selected for the federal VRHAP program.

Eligible applicants:

  • Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals defined as rural. 
  • All Critical Access Hospitals.
  • Rural hospitals evaluating health care services provided to the community which may exclude in-patient services.
  • Hospitals operated by tribes and tribal organizations under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

If unsure of eligibility, go to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Eligibility Analyzer or contact the Center for Optimizing Rural Health team (CORH). See contact information below.

Date Available: 6/8/2022
Date Due: 7/31/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Call 855-234-0712 or email: corh@tamu.edu. Go to the Center for Optimizing Rural Health for more information and to access the application form.

TERP ̶ Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program

Provides rebates for purchases or leases of eligible light-duty motor vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or hydrogen fuel cells or other electric drives (plug-in or plug-in hybrid). Vehicles must be purchased or leased in Texas on or after 9/1/2019.

Date Available: 09/03/19
Date Due: 01/07/21

Funding Agency Contact:
Email TCEQ or call (800) 919-8377

Texans Feeding Texans - Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program

Provides support to supplement and extend current home-delivered meal programs for seniors and/or disabled Texans.

Date Available: 9/1/2021
Date Due: 11/1/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov Texas Department of Agriculture (512) 463-4406 

Texans Feeding Texans - Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program

Provides support to supplement and extend current home-delivered meal programs for seniors and/or disabled Texans.

Date Available: 9/1/2020
Date Due: 11/2/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov or call the Texas Department of Agriculture at (512) 463-4406 for more information

Texans Feeding Texans - Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program

Provides support to supplement and extend current home-delivered meal programs for seniors and/or disabled Texans.

Date Available: 09/01/19
Date Due: 11/01/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (512) 463-7448

Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Program

Grants for preselected projects that support regional, multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through the coordination of gang prevention, intervention, and suppression activities.
Only the following entities are eligible to apply:
City of El Paso, City of McAllen, City of North Richland Hills, City of Waco, Harris County, Lubbock County, Smith County, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Date Available: 01/10/20
Date Due: 03/12/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919

Texas Capital Fund: Real Estate & Infrastructure Program - Texas CDBG

Grants for public infrastructure or real estate development  to assist a business that commits to create and/or retain permanent jobs, primarily for low and moderate income persons.
Eligible applicants: cities and counties whose populations are less than 50,000 and 200,000,respectively, and not designated as eligible for the entitlement portion of the federal CDBG.

Date Available: 3/6/2020
Date Due: 4/15/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Aubrey-Ann Gilmore 512-936-7894

Texas Communities Count

Grants for direct, local, on-the-ground complete count efforts, as well as statewide coordination of local efforts that support complete count efforts in Texas for the 2020 U.S. Census in Texas. [Total Funds Available = $2 million]

Date Available: 08/23/19
Date Due: 09/23/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Teleconference for Applicants - September 11, 2019, 10AM to 11AM (CDT)

Texas Community Resiliency Program

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announces $38 million in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) in funds available for the Community Resiliency Program (CRP). The minimum request amount per project is $500,000, and the maximum is $5 million.

The CRP allows local governments to modify public facilities that provide medical care, social services, or non-congregate housing in response to current and future coronavirus outbreaks. CRP also enables equipment purchases that increase capacity to carry out a public service that meets CDBG-CV eligibility. CRP allows eligible communities to address gaps in their ability to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 or a future pandemic.

Eligible applicants:

  • Non-entitlement units of general local government – cities with populations of less than 50,000 (except cities that are designated principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas) and counties of less than 200,000.

Date Available: October 1, 2021
Application Workshop: October 13, 2021, 2-4PM CST
Date Due: November 30, 2021, 5PM CST

Funding Agency Contact:
If you have any questions, please email CRP@tdhca.state.tx.us.

Texas Counts Pooled Fund

Grants to support organizations engaged in collaborative get-out-the-count activities targeting hard-to-count (HTC) populations in Texas, ensuring a complete and accurate count. Grants range from $15,000 to $100,000.  For a map of HTC areas of Texas, click here.

Date Available: Nov. 2019
Date Due: Rolling through 1/31/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Angela Broyles Communities Foundation of Texas (214) 346-5530

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)  ̶ Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

Grants to encourage eligible entities to repower or replace a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle they own or operate with a natural gas engine or vehicle. At least 75% of the annual use of the grant-funded vehicle must occur in counties located in the Clean Transportation Zone.

Date Available: 10/15/19
Date Due: 02/26/21

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact Ron Hieser, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), (512) 239-0244

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)  ̶  Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP)

Grants for the construction or expansion of natural gas and other alternative fuel fueling stations within the Clean Transportation Zone.

Date Available: 11/22/19
Date Due: 3/18/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email (800) 919-8377 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for more information.
TCEQ has scheduled several AFFP grant application workshops across the state, and  a webinar on 12/3/2019. To participate in the webinar, RSVP here.

Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) Grant Assistance Program

Reimbursement grants to career fire department and fire departments participating in the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Assistance System (TIFMAS). Typically, $1 million in grant funds each year, with $800,000 for TIFMAS vehicles, and $200,000 for Training Tuition.  

Date Available:
Date Due: Oct. of each year (vehicles only)

Funding Agency Contact:
Call: (979) 458-6505 Fax: (979) 845-6160 Email

Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Competitive Grant Applications FY 2023

Accredited Texas public and academic libraries can apply for TSLAC competitive grants for local programming each state fiscal year. TSLAC is now accepting applications for the following competitive grant programs: Texas ReadsTexTreasuresSpecial Projects, and Regional ILS Cooperative grants. For more on available funding and eligible expenses, see the notice of funding opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to attend the webinar, Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What you Need to Know for FY 2023, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for helpful information about funding priorities and the application process.

Date Available: 1/12/2022
Date Due: 3/4/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
E-mail: grants@tsl.texas.gov , or call 512-463-5527 or 512-463-5581.

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program

Matching grants to local communities to expand the availability of, increase access to and enhance delivery of mental health treatment and services to veterans and their families. Estimated available funding - $10 million per year for state fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

Date Available:9/2/2020
Date Due: 10/2/2020

Funding Agency Contact:
Email:  for more information, amy.pearson@hhsc.texas.gov, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Deadline for Submitting Questions September 14, 2020, by 2:00PM
Answers to Questions Posted September 21, 2020

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program

Matching grants to local communities to expand the availability of, increase access to and enhance delivery of mental health treatment and services to veterans and their families.

Date Available: TBD
Date Due: Current grants to be renewed through FY2021

Funding Agency Contact: Email

Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) - Grants for Light-Duty Electric and Hydrogen Supply Equipment

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is accepting applications for direct current fast charging (DCFC) and hydrogen dispensing equipment for light-duty zero emission vehicles in Texas. Grant documents are now available on the program website www.TexasVWFund.org. TCEQ will not accept or consider applications received prior to November 2, 2021.

Funding is available statewide for DCFC and hydrogen dispensing equipment for light-duty vehicles. Eligible projects are specifically for the purchase and installation of:

  • DCFC equipment in a public place, workplace, or multi-unit dwelling
  • hydrogen fuel cell vehicle supply equipment in a public place

Eligible applicants include:

  • Organizations or associations
  • Corporations, partnerships, or business trusts
  • Governments, governmental subdivisions, or agencies
  • Individuals or other legal entities authorized to conduct business in Texas

Projects that meet the eligibility and priority requirements for this program will be awarded in order of receipt.

Date Available: November 2, 2021
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact TxVEMP staff by phone (833) 215-TXVW (8989) or by email VWsettle@tceq.texas.gov

Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants (IIJA)

Funding to support transformational projects that restore marine, estuarine, coastal, or Great Lakes ecosystems, using approaches that enhance community and ecosystem resilience to climate hazards. Funding will prioritize habitat restoration actions that: demonstrate significant impacts; rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries; contribute to the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered species; promote climate-resilient ecosystems, especially in tribal or underserved communities; and improve economic vitality, including local employment.

Anticipated Total Awarded: $85 million

Estimated Award Amounts: $3-$8 million
Minimum Award: $1 million
Maximum Award: $15 million

Duration of Award: 36-60 months
No Match Requirement but encouraged.

Date Available: 7/12/2022
Date Due: 9/6/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
resilience.grants@noaa.gov or (240) 614-3192.

Uncompensated Trauma Care Application -  Fiscal Year 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announces the FY2020 Uncompensated Trauma Care funding cycle. Texas statute allocates revenue in three dedicated accounts to fund uncompensated trauma care provided at hospitals designated as trauma facilities and those pursuing trauma designation. Deadline was Sept. 30, 2021, but recently extended to Oct. 20, 2021.

Date Available: 6/23/2021
Date Due: 10/20/2021

Funding Agency Contact:
fundingapp@dshs.texas.gov

Veteran County Service Office

There is a 5% set-aside in statute for Veteran County Service Office (VCSO) funding in General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes and Veterans Mental Health grant applications. The VCS Officer would  be listed as the Project Coordinator in such grant applications.[Texas Government Code, §434.017, Sub-section (c-3)].

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 10/25/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email with any questions until 10/16/2019, at 5:00 pm.
All questions and their written answers will be posted on the TVC GovGrants portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab.
2020-21 Request for Application Webinar

Veterans Mental Health Grants

Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families with their mental health needs via direct services, including: clinical counseling; peer delivered services; and non-clinical support services.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 10/25/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email with any questions until 10/16/2019, at 5:00 pm.
All questions and their written answers will be posted on the TVC GovGrants portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab.
2020-21 Request for Application Webinar

Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program (DOJ)

Provides financial and technical assistance to counties to implement or enhance the operations of veterans treatment courts.  Recognizing the significant public threat of overdose deaths related to drug use, BJA also encourages approaches that seek to prevent overdose and overdose deaths. In the proposal narrative, all applicants are required to describe a plan to serve individuals with substance use disorders.

Maximum Award: $750,000

Anticipated Total Awarded: $19.9 million
No Match Requirement.

Duration of Grant Award: 48 months

Date Available: 3/24/2022
Date Due: 5/20/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
grants@ncjrs.gov or 800-851-3420

Veterans Treatment Court Grants

Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 10/25/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email with any questions until 10/16/2019, at 5:00 pm.
All questions and their written answers will be posted on the TVC GovGrants portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab.
2020-21 Request for Application Webinar

Veterans: General Assistance Grant Program

Grants for services to veterans for various services, with priority given to financial assistance, supportive services, and Pro Bono legal services.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 10/25/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email with any questions until 10/16/2019, at 5:00 pm.
All questions and their written answers will be posted on the TVC GovGrants portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab.
2020-21 Request for Application Webinar

Veterans: Housing 4 Texas Heroes Grants

Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining, maintaining or improving housing.

Date Available: 10/01/19
Date Due: 10/25/19

Funding Agency Contact:
Email with any questions until 10/16/2019, at 5:00 pm.
All questions and their written answers will be posted on the TVC GovGrants portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab.
2020-21 Request for Application Webinar

Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program

Funding for projects that promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improve the justice system’s response to violent crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. See announcement for details on eligible projects.

Minimum: $5,000
Minimum: $5,000
Match requirement: 30% of the total project (Victim Service providers are exempt from match requirement)

Date Available: 12/13/2021
Date Due: 2/10/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919

Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program

Federal grants for projects that improve the justice system's response to violent crimes against women. Eligible projects include training of law enforcement, judges,  prosecutors and sexual assault forensic medical personnel to more effectively respond to violent crimes against women. All applicants must meet federal requirements for legal advocacy.

Date Available: 12/13/19
Date Due: 02/27/20

Funding Agency Contact:
Email Office of the Governor (512) 463-1919
All eligible applications to be prioritized by the regional Council of Government criminal justice advisory committee based on State priorities, identified community priorities, cost and program effectiveness.

WaterSMART Grant Program

Provides funding to regional or local authorities or other organizations with water or power delivery authority, to improve water conservation.

Maximum Award: $100,000
Anticipated Total Awarded: $400 million in FY 2022
50% or more match requirement.
Duration of Grant Award: Projects should be completed within two years of award.

Date Available: February 2022
Date Due: 4/28/2022

Funding Agency Contact:
Bureau of Reclamation: Robin Graber, rgraber@usbr.gov or 303-445-2764 or Nickie McCann, aomorgan@usbr.gov or 303-445-3733.


Press Release

Governor Abbott, TJJD Announce Over $295,000 Grant To Uvalde County Juvenile Probation Department

Press Release, Sept. 01, 2022

This grant will fund a program for the UCJPD to provide services for at-risk youth exhibiting emotional or behavioral problems at school who need additional help beyond school-based interventions during fiscal years 2023 and 2024. 

Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Record $85 Billion 10-Year Transportation Plan

Press Release, Aug. 30, 2022

The 2023 UTP reflects an unprecedented level of projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, addressing congestion and rural connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers.

Governor Abbott Announces Additional $30 Million In Grants To Boost Local Border Security Efforts

Press Release, July 06, 2022

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) is providing an additional $30 million in Operation Lone Star (OLS) grant funding for Texas cities and counties to enhance border security operations, including funding to help deter and interdict criminal activity related to the border crisis.

Montgomery County accepts Operation Lone Star grant to reimburse costs at southern border

Press Release, Jan. 17, 2022

Montgomery County commissioners accepted a grant from Texas' Operation Lone Star fund at a Jan. 11 commissioners court meeting to reimburse county jailors who traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist state forces in detaining undocumented immigrants.

Success Stories

Sen. John Cornyn announces over $2 million in funding for D-FW to reduce rape kit backlog

The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 20, 2022

Three North Texas entities will receive over $2 million in grant money to help reduce the backlog in processing untested DNA and rape kits, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn announced Tuesday.

Blog: Five Texas counties sharing $22.6 million in historical grants

Texas Association of Counties, Aug. 10, 2022

Texas Historical Commission funding will pay for courthouse preservations.

Courthouse grant represents significant moment for county

Wise County Messenger Online Edition, July 29 2022

After hearing an update on the Alamo master plan, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) invested $5.2 million toward the future of Wise County’s historic courthouse, naming Wise County a recipient of its courthouse preservation grant.

USDA invests over $36M for high-speed internet in rural Texas

Community Impact, July 28, 2022

Rural communities in two parts of Texas have received a total of $36.2 million to help residents and businesses gain access to high-speed internet.

Nueces County awarded state funds to establish public defender's office

Corpus Christi Caller Times, June 15, 2022

The $7.2 million would be allocated over six years. The first two years would be at no cost to the county.

Smith County Diversion Coordinator gives update on inmate jail diversion program

KLTV 7, May 03, 2022

The Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health developed this project to help coordination between courts and behavioral health providers to help inmates.

Bell County Law Enforcement Receives Funding

Fox News 44, May 03, 2022

Judge David Blackburn, Sheriff Lange, and Congressman John Carter announced more funding for the department.

County receives grant funding to buy 55 body-worn cameras for deputies

The Victoria Advocate, April 04, 2022

A state grant will provide $105,783.75 toward the purchase of 55 body cams for the sheriff's office and was approved at commissioners court Monday.

County grant focuses on 'resilient' infrastructure

The Navasoto Examiner, Dec. 22, 2021

Grimes County Commissioners Court held its last Regular Meeting for 2021 Wednesday, Dec. 15, and approved the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) subgrant award letter for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program DR-4332 in the amount of $142,500 and authorized the county judge as signatory.