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PY2021 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice PlanCJD PY2021 Funding PrioritiesCriminal Justice Advisory Committee
CJD CAPCOG Region Data Packet for PY 2019Criminal Justice ResourcesCJAC PY2021 Policy Statement
 Office of the Governor’s egrants.gov 

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 2021 | Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities

The Plan Year (PY) 2021 started in September 2019 with a Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Meeting and community stakeholder survey. Four stakeholders meetings in October followed. Information about the survey and stakeholders meetings are below. Funding opportunities that CAPCOG helps administer for PY2021 include the following programs:

  • General Victim Assistance Direct Service Program — Formerly General Victim Assistance Program (VOCA)
  • Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program
  • Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant Program
  • Criminal Justice Program — Formerly Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)

The able below provides some quick details about the four criminal justice funding opportunities as provided by the Office of the Governor.

Funding OpportunityDetailsRFA Available DateApplication Due Dates
General Victim Assistance Direct Services ProgramRead the RFADec. 13, 2019Feb. 27, 2020
Violence Against Women Justice & Training ProgramRead the RFADec. 13, 2019Feb. 27, 2020
Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant ProgramRead the RFADec. 13, 2019Feb. 27, 2020
Criminal Justice ProgramRead the RFADec. 13, 2019Feb. 27, 2020

Go to the egrants.gov.texas.gov funding schedule for additional information from the Office of the Governor.
(Note: There has been instances when the OOG has amended RFAs. CAPCOG will update an RFA here as soon as it is made aware of such changes. However, it is best to download the RFAs from egrants.)

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Plan Year 2021 Timeline and Meetings

Get the Updated Plan Year 2021 Timeline

Criminal Justice Mandatory Grant Workshop

CAPCOG has scheduled three mandatory grant writing workshops for entities applying for Office of the Governor, CJD funding opportunities for plan year 2021. The workshops cover what entities are eligible to apply, eligible activities, application requirements, funding periods, regulations, certifications and other grant rules for each funding source. Attendees will be instructed on completing grant applications and how applications will be scored.

Each entity planning to apply for criminal justice funding from the four grant program areas must attend one of the workshops being held at the following times and locations:

1-4 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020
Elgin Parks & Recreation Center
361 North TX-95
Elgin, Texas 78621
Register for the workshop.

1-4 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020
Blanco County Court House – Hoppe Room
101 E Pecan Drive
Johnson City, Texas 78636
Register for the workshop.

9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Capital Area Council of Governments – Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744
Register for the workshop.

Stakeholders Meetings – Completed

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 2021. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG’s Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. At four stakeholder meetings, stakeholders will hear a presentation on relevant criminal justice information 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:

9-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room 6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 16
Austin, TX 78744

10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165 Austin, TX 78744

2-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Regional Needs Survey – Completed

Due to meeting space limitations, CAPCOG must limit attendance to 25 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 Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Other Funding Opportunities

CAPCOG Gas Pump Skimmer Surveillance

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.
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.
Read the full RFA.  (Updated with new deadline March 17, 2020)
Get the grant application.
Download the Skimmer Report Sheet.
Submission Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (Updated with new deadline March 17, 2020)
CAPCOG Contact: Terri Kroeger
Applications should be scanned and emailed to the following CAPCOG staff: tkroeger@capcog.org , cc: mjennings@capcog.org. Please put “Skimmer Surveillance Application” in the Subject line.

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

Plan Year 2022 | Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities

Plan Year 2022 will begin in September of 2020. Please continue to check the CAPCOG website for updates on the current funding cycle — Plan Year 2021 — and Plan Year 2022.

Previous Plan Years

Plan Year 2020

Read the documents presented for the Criminal Justice Plan Year 2020 process and review the meeting timeline.

Plan Year 2019

Read the documents presented for the Criminal Justice Plan Year 2019 process and review the meeting timeline.

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 2018.8

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 AustinCommunity Action NetworkTexas Council on Family Violence
U.S. Department of JusticeU.S. Office of Victims of CrimeTexas Commission on Law Enforcement

Questions?

> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist