Funding & Grants

CAPCOG assists the state and local governments in allocating several federal funding sources to local organizations. Among these grant programs are funding sources for projects related to homeland security, criminal justice, and solid waste. CAPCOG also collects and promotes additional grant opportunities related to its program areas. In some, case it also provides resources to help local organizations apply for such grant opportunities. It has program experience in seeking funding from TxDOT, EPA, EDA, TDA-CDBG, TCEQ, USDA, and a variety of endowment programs.

Funding & Grants

Air Quality

CAPCOG routinely seeks to coordinate regional grant opportunities that provide funding for improving the region’s air quality. When availably CAPCOG, may apply and administer such grants in cooperation with a number of stakeholders — cities, counties, transportation organizations and private businesses.

CAPCOG also promotes air quality grant opportunities from the EPA, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and local governments for which residents, businesses, nonprofits and governments can apply.

Criminal Justice

CAPCOG is designated by the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) for regional coordination efforts in four criminal justice grant areas for the 10-county region. The program provides technical assistance to CJD applicants for funding opportunities that include the Criminal Justice Program; General Victim Assistance, Direct Services Program; Violence Again Women Justice and Training Program; and the Juvenile Justice Grant Program. Together these four programs historical fund $ million for Central Texas programs and projects.

CAPCOG also promotes several other state related criminal justice related grants.

Homeland Security

CAPCOG assists in administering the State Homeland Security Program Grant which historically provides about $1.5 million to the region annually. This grant program funds high-priority preparedness gaps across all FEMA core capabilities and mission areas that support terrorism preparedness.

Solid Waste

Using state funding generated from selected landfill fees, CAPCOG supports eligible solid waste projects from local jurisdiction that help implement the regional solid waste management plan. This program provides nearly $200,000 to local community projects every two years.

Transportation & Economic Development

CAPCOG assists cities and counties in applying for Economic Development Administration (EDA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) funds. It works on various aspects of the grant application process depending on a community’s needs to include identifying grant opportunities, assisting with grant writing, coordinated site visits, and researching and organizing data to support applications.

Water Related Infrastructure

CAPCOG operates, an informational clearinghouse for data related to water and best practices for flood prevention, water conservation and drought resources. As part of the project, CAPCOG has compiled a number of grants that assist local governments in funding water related projects.

Other Funding Opportunities

There is an abundant amount of funding resources available for CAPCOG member organizations to apply. Monthly, CAPCOG highlights a few of these opportunities. It also has collected several resources that are helpful for governments and other organizations seeking other funding opportunities.