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PY2022 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice PlanCJD PY2022 Funding Priorities
Funding Priorities Activities & Service Definitions
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PY2022 CJAC Policy StatementPY2022 CJAC Scoring CriteriaCriminal Justice Resources
Office of the Governor’s egrants.goveGrants User GuideWatch the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Grant Workshop

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

Plan Year (PY) 2022 started in September 2020 when CAPCOG launched its community stakeholder survey and scheduled its stakeholder input meetings for October. This year CAPCOG will be coordinating the grant recommendation process for the following Funding opportunities:

  • Criminal Justice Program — Formerly Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)
  • General Victim Assistance Direct Service Program — Formerly General Victim Assistance Program (VOCA)
  • Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant Program
  • Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEY)
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities Program (SAFE)
  • Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program

The table below provides details about the funding opportunities from the Office of the Governor. Further information about the CAPCOG process for assisting with applications, making applications and the review and recommendation of the programs for funding also is including.

Funding OpportunityDetailsRFA Available Date*Application Due Dates
Criminal Justice ProgramGet the RFA Dec. 14, 2021Feb. 11, 2021

General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program

Get the RFA Dec. 14, 2021Feb. 11, 2021
Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant ProgramGet the RFA Dec. 14, 2021Feb. 11, 2021
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual ExploitationGet the RFA Dec. 14, 2021Feb. 11, 2021
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)-Ready Facilities ProgramGet the RFA Dec. 14, 2021Feb. 11, 2021
Violence Against Women Justice & Training ProgramGet the RFA Dec. 14, 2021Feb. 11, 2021

*The dates in this column are projected based on information from the OOG.

Go to the egrants.gov.texas.gov funding schedule for additional information from the Office of the Governor.
(If the OOG amends, its RFAs, CAPCOG will update the RFA here as soon as it is made aware of the amendment. It is best practice to download the RFAs from egrants.)

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Plan Year 2022 Timeline and Meetings

CAPCOG developed a timeline of the PY2022 Criminal Justice Grant Cycle. It runs from when CAPCOG started it stakeholder meetings and criminal justice survey  — August 2020 — and goes to when CAPCOG must submit its prioritized list of grant recommendations — May 7, 2021. Key CAPCOG processes are listed below, and the schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Review the full timeline.

Upcoming Activities

CJAC application review and prioritization meetings – late March, early April.

CAPCOG will hold 3 to 4 days of application review and prioritization meetings where applicants can give a 5-minute presentation about their project and answer questions from the CJAC. The CJAC will score each application based on fund source, and staff will calculate the scores and present the results to the CJAC for their consideration who will make recommendations to the CAPCOG Executive Committee. The Executive Committee make the final funding recommendations to submit to the OOG.

Justice Programs Scoring Meetings – March 24 and 25

The CJAC will make prioritized recommendations for the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division grant applications. The applications to be reviewed during this process were submitted by organizations within the CAPCOG ten-county region for the 2022 Plan Year.

CJAC will conduct the ranking based on the Criminal Justice Division’s state priorities and Regional Criminal Justice Strategic Plan.

The programs to be reviewed at this time will include:

  • The Criminal Justice Program
  • The Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention Grant Program

These meetings will be held virtual using GoToMeeting and are anticipated to last all day. Check back for details on attending and the exact meeting times. A schedule of grant applicant presenters will be released at a later date.

Victim Services Programs Scoring Meetings – April 14 and 15 (Possible 3rd meeting April 22)

The CJAC will make prioritized recommendations for the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division grant applications. The applications to be reviewed during this process were submitted by organizations within the CAPCOG ten-county region for the 2022 Plan Year.

CJAC will conduct the ranking based on the Criminal Justice Division’s state priorities and Regional Criminal Justice Strategic Plan.

Applications to be prioritized are from the following grant programs:

  • The General Victim Assistance Direct Service Program
  • The Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)- Ready Facilities Program
  • The Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program

These meetings will be held virtual using GoToMeeting. It is anticipated to last all day. Check back for details on attending and the exact meeting times. A schedule of grant applicant presenters will be released at a later date.

For questions and concerns about the schedules and meetings, contact Matt Holderread.

Previous Activities

Applications due to CAPCOG for Review – Completed

CAPCOG requested applicants submit their applications to the COG a week before they are due in eGrants for review. The review looked at the service area and project periods to ensure applicants are applying to conduct their projects within the CAPCOG region during the allowable time frame. The review may have recommended changes based on OOG guidance concerning common application issues.

Applicants should have emailed applications to Matt Holderread for review. Reviews were done in the order received.

Criminal Justice Grant Workshop – Completed

CAPCOG is conducting one online criminal justice grant workshop that will review the application process for the six Office of the Governor (OOG), Criminal Justice Division grant programs of which CAPCOG makes recommendations. The workshop will focus on the OOG requirements and the CAPCOG review process for evaluating and making recommendations.

It will cover CAPCOG specific requirements for each program, the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee review criteria, the region’s criminal justice strategic plan, the region’s criminal justice priorities, the grant application timeline and how applications will be presented to the committee. This meeting is not required to apply.

Watch the workshop.

Workshop Details

10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
Online via GoToMeeting

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 2022. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG’s Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan and the regions funding priorities.

This year CAPCOG plans to hold two online meetings, to help facilitate social distancing practices, where stakeholders will hear a about relevant criminal justice information and discuss priorities for the region. They 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.

Meeting details are as follows:

1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
Online via GoToMeeting
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9 -11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
Online via GoToMeeting
Register to Attend

To receive information on join the meetings, please register to attend.

Regional Needs Survey – Completed

CAPCOG is collecting input from criminal justice stakeholders in the ten-county region by conducting the Plan Year 2022 Criminal Justice Regional Needs Survey. The deadline to participate in the Survey will be Sept. 27, 2020.

By completing the survey, stakeholders help guide the direction of the Regional Criminal Justice Plan and the set Plan Year 2022 funding properties of which the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will recommend applications to receive funding from Office of the Governor grant programs. 

Take the survey.

Other Funding Opportunities

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

Plan Year 2023 | Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities

Plan Year 2023 will begin in September of 2021. Check for updates on the current funding cycle — Plan Year 2022 — and Plan Year 2023.

Previous Plan Years

Plan Year 2021

Review the schedule and grant process from PY 2021.

Plan Year 2020

Review the schedule and grant process from PY 2020.

Plan Year 2019

Review the schedule and grant process from PY 2019.

Plan Year 2018

Review the schedule and grant process from PY 2018.

Review the 2017 CJD CAPCOG Region Data Packet for PY 2018.

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

Have questions about the criminal justice grant process, contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist