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.

Transportation/Infrastructure

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Program Grants for county transportation infrastructure projects in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production. Jan-Mar 2020 TBD TBD, updates can be found here.

Disaster Relief/Flood

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Grants for planning flood mitigation and for projects to reduce flood losses. 10/01/19 11/22/19 Ivan Ortiz
(512) 463-8184

Criminal Justice

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
County Essential Service Program Financial assistance to counties, primarily for 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. 06/25/19 08/31/20 Andrew Friedrichs
(512) 463-1919
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. Fall 2019 TBD Email
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. TBD Current grants to be renewed through FY 2021 Courtney Seals
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. TBD TBD Helen Eisert
(512) 838-4341
Prisoner Safety Grants for cost of purchasing and installing systems for monitoring at-risk cells. 08/23/19 09/30/19 Bobby Ratra,
Jason Ross
Veterans Treatment Court Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

Specialty Courts

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
Veterans Treatment Court Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

Indigent Defense

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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. 09/01/19 11/15/19 Edwin Colfax
(512) 463-2508
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. TBD 05/01/2020 Edwin Colfax
(512) 463-2508
Indigent Defense: Extraordinary Disbursement Grants Discretionary grants to reimburse counties for extraordinary indigent defense expenses causing a financial hardship for the county. Usually these are death penalty cases. Participation in the Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases (if county is eligible) is a factor considered with these requests. TBD Rolling Edwin Colfax
(512) 463-2508
Indigent Defense: Compliance Assistance Grants Discretionary grants to assist counties that are in non-compliance with the Texas Fair Defense Act achieve compliance. TBD Rolling Edwin Colfax
(512) 463-2508
Indigent Defense: Technical Support Grants Discretionary grants to increase knowledge regarding indigent defense or to establish a process or procedure that may be duplicated by other jurisdictions. TBD Rolling Edwin Colfax
(512) 463-2508

Mental/Behavioral Health

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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. Fall 2019 TBD Email
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. TBD Current grants to be renewed through FY 2021 Courtney Seals
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. TBD Current grants to be renewed through FY2021 Email
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. TBD TBD Helen Eisert
(512) 838-4341
Prisoner Safety Grants for cost of purchasing and installing systems for monitoring at-risk cells. 08/23/19 09/30/19 Bobby Ratra,
Jason Ross
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. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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 Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

Alcohol/Substance Abuse

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
Veterans Treatment Court Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

County Jails

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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. Fall 2019 TBD Email
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. TBD Current grants to be renewed through FY 2021 Courtney Seals
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. TBD TBD Helen Eisert
(512) 838-4341
Prisoner Safety Grants for cost of purchasing and installing systems for monitoring at-risk cells. 08/23/19 09/30/19 Bobby Ratra,
Jason Ross

Emergency Services

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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.   Oct. of each year (vehicles only) Call: (979) 458-6505
Fax: (979) 845-6160
Email
Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604) Program assists volunteer fire departments with purchase of equipment and training. Typically, $17 million in grant funds are available each year. 30 days prior to a funding meeting (at least 3 per year) All unfunded applications are rolled forward to next funding meeting - 11/13/19 Call: (979) 458-6505
Fax: (979) 845-6160
Email

Property Tax Exemptions

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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.   Feb 1. - Apr. 1 each year Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division
(800) 252-9121
Email

Veterans Services

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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. TBD Current grants to be renewed through FY2021 Email
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. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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 Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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
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)]. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

Homeless Services

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
Veterans: Housing 4 Texas Heroes Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining, maintaining or improving housing. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

Housing/Home Modification

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
Veterans: Housing 4 Texas Heroes Grants Grants to assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining, maintaining or improving housing. 10/01/19 10/25/19 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

Nutrition Services

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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. 09/01/19 11/01/19 Email
(512) 463-7448

Border Security

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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. 03/01/19 02/28/21 Email
(512) 463-1919

Historic Preservation

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
Courthouse Preservation Provides grants for the preservation and restoration of historic county courthouses. TBD Fall/Winter 2019 Olivia Hillmer
(512) 463-8821
Sharon Fleming
(512) 463-6268

2020 Census

Title Description Date Available Date Due Contact
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] 08/23/19 09/23/19 Email
Teleconference for Applicants - September 11, 2019, 10AM to 11AM (CDT)