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.

Border Security

Grant(s) Available

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

COVID-19

Grant(s) Available

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

Criminal Justice

Grant(s) Available

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

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.

Date Available: Continuous
Date Due: Until funds are exhausted

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

Disaster Relief/Flood Mitigation

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

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 192016).

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

Funding Agency Contact:
Contact the LMPP 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

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

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. First funding meeting of FY 2022 – October 13, 2021

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 $175 per fire department member.

Date Available: November 1, 2021  enrollment re-opens
Date Due: To be determined

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

Historic Preservation

Grant(s) Available

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.

Homeland Security

Grant(s) Available

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

Indigent Health Care

Grant(s) Available

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

Law Enforcement

Grant(s) Available

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

Nutrition Services

Grant(s) Available

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 

Rural Development

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 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 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. First funding meeting of FY 2022 – October 13, 2021

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 $175 per fire department member.

Date Available: November 1, 2021  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

Transportation/Infrastructure

Grant(s) Available

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:
Terry Pence (512) 416-3167
Jim Hollis (512) 416-3168
Texas Department of Transportation

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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/

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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) - 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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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)  ̶  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

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 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

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: 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

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 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

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.


Press Release

 

Governor Abbott, TDHCA Announce $52.9 Million In Housing Stability Services Grants For Veterans, Vulnerable Texans

Press Release, July 23, 2021

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) board has awarded $52.9 million in Housing Stability Service Grants to 31 organizations around the state. These grants will be used for housing stabilization activities, including outreach and shelter...

 

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $210 Million In Federal Emergency Funding For Behavioral Health Services

Press Release, July 14, 2021

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is receiving more than $210 million in federal emergency grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for mental health and substance use disorder services to respond to the...

Success Stories

Smith County accepts grant to help inmates with mental health issues | Local News | tylerpaper.com

The Morning Telegraph, August 12, 2021

Smith County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a grant to hire an advocate to help with those struggling with mental health in the county jail.

Grayson County Commissioners accept $1.4 million grant

KTen, July 14, 2021

Grayson County Commissioners agreed to accept additional federal aid for COVID-19 relief on Tuesday.

County accepts indigent defense grant

Athens Daily Review, April 1, 2021

Henderson County Commissioners Court accepted an indigent defense grant, Tuesday, from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

County accepts funding for contact tracing

San Marcos Daily Record, December 23, 2020

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to accept a grant amendment to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for COVID-19 funding to continue the county’s contact tracing program...

County awarded TIF grant to repair damaged roads

The Marshall News Messenger, October 3, 2020

The Harrison County Commissioners Court accepted, this week, a $901,867 County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant to benefit the road and bridge department. "This is a grant coming from the state that is aimed at helping us repair damaged county roads," said County Judge Chad Sims. The county’s matching funds portion is $100,541...

McLennan County mental health court getting boost from state grant

Waco Tribune-Herald, October 2, 2020

One in three McLennan County jail inmates suffers mental health issues, which is why Judge David Hodges wants the court created to handle their cases to run more smoothly and efficiently than it has to date...

HHSC Awards $45 Million for Community Mental Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services, September 15, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced it is awarding $45 million in grant funds through the Community Mental Health Grant Program that supports mental health services and projects in Texas. The grant funds...

Texas Indigent Defense Commission Presents Improvement Grants to Five Counties

Texas Association of Counties, August 27, 2020

On Aug. 27, the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) awarded more than $5 million in grants for fiscal year 2021 to Kerr, Atascosa, Galveston, McLennan and Nueces counties. According...

Governor Abbott Announces $41 Million in Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding For Local Governments

Office of the Texas Governor, July 15, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will provide $41 million in federal funds to assist cities and counties throughout the COVID-19 response. These funds come from the...

County to receive reimbursement for flood-damaged roads

Del Rio News Herald, May 22, 2020

Val Verde County is poised to receive nearly $682,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) monies for repairs to county roads damaged by floods in 2018. Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. said...

Road and bridge to seek grant for damaged oil and gas traffic roads

The Marshall News Messenger, Apr. 3, 2020

The Harrison County road and bridge department plans to seek funding through TxDOT’s 2020 County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant program in an effort to repair roads that have been battered by heavy oil...

Commissioner, collaboration credited for disaster aid award

The Monitor, Feb. 23, 2020

A local congressman is crediting one Hidalgo County commissioner’s efforts to bring together local, state and federal officials for the success of a nine-figure federal disaster relief funding award announcement...

Bastrop County awarded $2 million grant to build emergency shelter

Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded Bastrop County a $2 million grant for its proposed emergency shelter, Sen. John Cornyn announced Tuesday. The money will help...

Courthouse receives facelift

Navasota Examiner, Oct. 16, 2019

The historic Grimes County Courthouse in Anderson celebrated its 125th birthday this year, and now it will receive renovations to help extend the life of the staple in Grimes County. Grimes County building maintenance ...