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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Grant Process PY2019 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan CJD PY2019 Funding Priorities
Criminal Justice Advisory Committee CJD CAPCOG Region Data Packet for PY 2019 Previous CJD Plan Years
Criminal Justice Resources Other Criminal Justice Grants CJAC PY2019 Policy Statement

CAPCOG's Criminal Justice Program is designated by the Office of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD) for regional coordination efforts on the subject in the 10-county State Planning Region 12 area. The program provides technical assistance to applicants for CJD grant funding opportunities to include criminal justice, juvenile justice and victim services-related programming.

CAPCOG’s Criminal Justice Program and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee review and update or create a regional strategic criminal justice plan annually. The program also facilitates the grant application scoring process through the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. Each year application scoring done by the committee is based on local, regional and state priorities.

Plan Year 2019 | Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities

The Plan Year (PY) 2019 started in September 2017 with a Criminal Justice Advisory Committee with stakeholder meetings.

Funding opportunities that CAPCOG helps administer for Plan Year 2019 include the following grant programs:

  • General Victim Assistance Program
  • Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

The table below shows information about these four criminal justice funding opportunities as it is provided by the Office of the Governor’s egrants.gov websites. The links within the table are downloads from the egrants.gov. CAPCOG will update the table, links within the table and other grant information, such as future Request for Applications notices, as it is made available by CJD.

CJD Funding Opportunities from the Office of the Governor.
Funding Opportunity Details Date RFA became Available Application Due Dates
General Victim Assistance Program RFA 12-17 2-20-18
Violence Against Women Justice & Training Projects RFA 12-17 2-20-18
Juvenile Justice Grant Program RFA 12-17 2-20-18
Justice Assistance Grant RFA 12-17 2-20-18

> Go to the egrants.gov.texas.gov funding schedule for additional information from the Office of the Governor.
> Read more about CJD.

Plan Year 2019 Timeline and Meetings

> Read the timeline.

Executive Committee Approval

The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved a prioritized list of grant recommendations to the CJD on April 11, 2018.

> Read the list of grants.

Criminal Justice Grant Scoring Meetings - March 27, 28, 29 - Completed

The Criminal Justice Grant Scoring Meetings took place March 27, 28, and 29, in 2018. The CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee heared presentations about each submitted project during these meetings. CAPCOG released a schedule for presentations the first week of March.

> Read the overview schedule for the grant scoring meetings.

9 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310 Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Read the Violence Against Women Justice grant presentation schedule.
> Read the Juvenile Justice grant presentation schedule.

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310 Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Read the General Victim Assistance grant presentation schedule.

9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310 Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Read the Justice Assistance grant presentation schedule.

Completed Processes

Third Grant Writing workshop - Completed Jan. 24 (posted Jan. 9)

Because of high demand, CAPCOG hosted a third criminal justice grant writing workshop. This workshop covered the same material as the Jan. 10 and 11 workshops. Attendance at either workshop was required for consideration of funding.

1- 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Register for the workshop.

Mandatory Grant Writing Workshops - Completed Jan. 11

CAPCOG conducted two mandatory grant writing workshops for entities applying for the above listed CJD funding opportunities for plan year 2019. Each workshop covered who is eligible to apply, eligible activities, application requirements, funding periods, regulations, certifications and other grant rules for each funding source. A representatives of organizations seeking funding from the four grant programs must have attended one workshop. The workshops took place as follows:

1- 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Leander Police Department Common Room
705 Leander Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
> Register for the workshop.

1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Register for the workshop.

Policy Statement - Completed, Dec. 13, 2017 

The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee's Plan Year 2019 Policy Statement, which defines the rules and regulations governing the committee’s application review and prioritization process for designated funding streams controlled by the CJD. In addition, these policies and procedures govern the operation of CAPCOG’s Criminal Justice Planning as outlined in the Interagency Cooperation Agreement between the CJD and CAPCOG as it relates to CJAC.

> Read the FY 2017 Policy Statement.

Strategic Plan and Funding Priorities Update - Completed, Dec. 13, 2017

In December, the CAPCOG Executive Committee also approved the region's CJD Funding Priorities and the Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan for Plan Year 2019. The strategic plan identifies gaps in direct victim assistance, juvenile justice, mental health, and criminal justice issues so that services, existing programs, new initiatives, and funding opportunities may be reviewed and resources targeted accordingly.

> Read the PY2019 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan.
> Read the CJD PY2019 Funding Priorities.

Stakeholders Meetings - Completed, Oct. 4, 2017

CAPCOG and its Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) are preparing for the upcoming grant cycle for the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division's Plan Year 2019. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG's Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. At two stakeholder meetings, stakeholders will hear a presentation on relevant criminal justice data and discuss priorities with other stakeholders. Stakeholders will be asked to come up with priorities in different areas of criminal justice, as well as identify the top five priorities for the region. The meetings will be held at the following times:

9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Register to attend the meeting.

1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
> Register to attend the meeting.

Regional Needs Survey - Completed, Sept. 20, 2017

Due to meeting space limitations, CAPCOG must limit attendance to 40 per meeting. Please register to reserve your seat. If you are unable to attend either meeting but wish to be involved, please complete the below survey by Wednesday, Sept. 20.

> Take the survey.


Other Funding Opportunities

Texas Anti-Gang Program, Texas Office of the Governor

The Texas Anti-Gang Program supports strategic partnerships and targeted, regional, multidisciplinary approaches to successfully combat gang violence through the coordination of gang prevention, intervention, and suppression activities. Eligible projects under this funding announcement are classified under the Targeted Criminal Justice Response – Targeted Investigations.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
> Get more information at egrants.gov.texas.gov.

First Responder Mental Health Resiliency Program, Texas Office of the Governor

This program provides funding for services and assistance directly to peace officers and first responders to address direct and indirect trauma that occurs during their duties as the result of the commission of crimes by other persons or in response to an emergency. Eligible organizations include local governments and educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers and/or first responders to include municipalities, counties, independent school districts, universities, public and private colleges and universities, community colleges and hospital districts.

Application Deadline: July 3, 2018
> Get more information at egrants.gov.texas.gov.

Check the following websites for possible other criminal justice related funding opportunities:


Plan Year 2020 | Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities

The upcoming plan year, should begin in September 2018. Please continue to check the CAPCOG website for updates on Plan Year 2019.

Previous Plan Years

Plan Year 2018

> Read the documents presented for the Criminal Justice Plan Year 2018 process and review the meeting timeline.
> Review the 2017 CJD CAPCOG Region Data Packet for PY 2018.

Plan Year 2017

> Read the documents presented for the Criminal Justice Plan Year 2017 process and review the meeting timeline.

Plan Year 2016

> Read the documents presented for the Criminal Justice Plan Year 2016 process and review the timeline of meetings.
> Review the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee's overall ranking of grant applicants.

Other Resources

United Way for Greater Austin Community Action Network Texas Council on Family Violence
U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Office of Victims of Crime Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

Questions?

> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist.