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.

What We Do

Air Quality

CAPCOG maintains a list of air quality related grants for various regional stakeholders — governments, nonprofits, business and even individuals. In some cases, CAPCOG can assist a partner entity with their applications to such grants or serve as a source for data to supports an application.  CAPCOG has also served as an administrator for some air quality grants so the region could maximize its funding. In such cases, CAPCOG will announce the opportunities to area stakeholders.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

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.

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

Homeland Security

SHSP grants provide funding to address high-priority preparedness gaps across all FEMA core capabilities and mission areas that support terrorism preparedness. The optimized delivery of core capabilities requires a combined effort of multiple organizations and levels of government, from federal to local. Texas applies a regional approach to develop recommendations for funding projects to reach its preparedness goals.

Other Funding Opportunities

There is a large 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.

Solid Waste

CAPCOG, like other councils of governments, uses state funds provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality generated from landfill tipping fees to support eligible solid waste projects within the region that help implement the regional solid waste management plan.

Texas Community Development Block Grants

Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds directly to states, which, in turn, provide the funds to cities with populations less than 50,000, and to counties that have a non-metropolitan population under 200,000 and are not eligible for direct funding from HUD. These communities are called non-entitlement areas, because they must apply for CDBG funds through the Texas CDBG program. Larger cities that receive CDBG funds directly from HUD are called entitlement areas.

Transportation & Economic Development

CAPCOG assists cities and counties in applying for Economic Development Administration, Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Department of Agriculture 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

In an effort to coordinate drought, conservation, flooding and water infrastructure through its Water Central Texas initiative, CAPCOG compiled the following grant opportunities and a list of state and federal organizations that supply funding opportunities on the topics throughout the year.