CAPCOG announces gas skimmer surveillance grants
CAPCOG is accepting applications from local law enforcement agencies in the ten-county region, for a grant to cover surveillance of businesses that sell gas and have multiple reports of gas-skimming incidents. The grants are made possible by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s partnership with CAPCOG to address increasing fraudulent transactions at gas pumps. CAPCOG will award funding through an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the local governments. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
CAPCOG will give priority to those areas with the highest number of reported incidents and to those officers who have completed CAPCOG’s skimmer training. Also taken into consideration is if the agency has demonstrated efforts to address reported incidents but are limited on resources to conduct surveillance. Officers must also be able to meet the required surveillance pilot schedule.
Story update: CAPCOG revised the submission deadline for its Gas Pump Skimmer Surveillance grant program to May 30, 2020. This revision was done to help policing agencies and local jurisdictions respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the full RFA. (Updated with new deadline on April 8, 2020)
Get more information and learn how to submit an application.