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PY2022 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan
New Plan Coming Soon
CJD PY2023 Funding PrioritiesCriminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)
PY2023 CJAC Policy StatementPY2023 CJAC Scoring CriteriaCriminal Justice Resources
Office of the Governor’s egrants.goveGrants User GuideRegister for a 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 2023 | Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities

Plan Year (PY) 2023 started in September 2021 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)
  • 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 ProgramDownload the RFADec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022

General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program

Download the RFADec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022
Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant ProgramDownload the RFADec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual ExploitationDownload the RFADec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022
Violence Against Women Justice & Training ProgramDownload the RFADec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022

*It is possible that the OOG may change the RFAs. CAPCOG will update them as notified. Also check egrants.gov.texas.gov for updates.

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 2023 Timeline and Meetings

CAPCOG developed a timeline of the PY2023 Criminal Justice Grant Cycle. It runs from when CAPCOG started it stakeholder meetings and criminal justice survey  — September 2021 — and goes to when CAPCOG must submit its prioritized list of grant recommendations — May 2022. Key CAPCOG processes are listed below, and the schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Review the full timeline.

Current and Upcoming Activities

CJAC application review and prioritization meetings – March 23-30

CAPCOG and the CJAC are holding three meetings to hear presentations from those seeking Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division grants. All meetings will be held in the CAPCOG Pecan Room at 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin. They will be at the following times and hear from the follow grant applicants. Get a complete presentation schedule by click on the date and reviewing the documents.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2022
General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022
General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program
Violence Against Women Justice & Training Program
Criminal Justice Program

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2022
Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant Program
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

A fourth CJAC meeting will be held for its members to review the scoring and discuss the prioritization of all course grant project applications. This meeting will be held at the following.

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, Tx  78744

Details will be available soon to include a schedule of when applicants will be able to present to the CJAC.

Previous Activities

Applications due to CJD via eGrants – Pasted – Feb. 10, 2022
Applications due to CAPCOG for Review – Complete – Feb. 8, 2022

Due to inclement weather and agency closures, CAPCOG extended the deadline to submit grant applications for its Review Process. The new deadline was Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. All other grant applications processes remained the same.

Application for review were submitted by email to Ken May and CC’ed to Rachel Ellis. Please provide the application number and fund source being pursued in the email.

Criminal Justice Grant Workshops – Completed – Dec. 17 2021-Jan. 20, 2022

CAPCOG is conducting a criminal justice grant workshop that will review the application process for five Office of the Governor (OOG), Criminal Justice Division grant programs. This workshop will focus on the OOG requirements and the CAPCOG review process for evaluating and making recommendations to the OOG.

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.

CAPCOG changed the fourth meeting to a virtual meeting because of the surge of COVID-19 cases.

1-4 p.m., Dec. 17, 2021
TAMU AgriLife Extension
Burnet County
607 N. Vandeveer St.
Burnet, TX  78611
Register for the workshop.

1-4 p.m. Jan. 7, 2022 
City of Smithville Recreation Center
106 Royston
Smithville, TX  78957
Register for the workshop.

9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 11, 2022
Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Georgetown, TX  78626
Register for the workshop.

1:30-4:30 p.m., Jan. 20, 2022
This workshop will be held virtually.
Join the meeting.

Stakeholders Meetings – Completed – Oct. 19 & 20, 2021

CAPCOG and its Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) prepared for the upcoming grant cycle for the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division’s Plan Year 2023. They sought input to update CAPCOG’s Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan and the regions funding priorities.

This year CAPCOG held two meetings where stakeholders will hear about relevant criminal justice information and discuss priorities for the region. They were 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 were as follows:

1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 2021
Capital Area Council of Governments – Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, Texas 78744
Register to Attend

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2021
Online via Zoom.
Register to Attend

Regional Needs Survey – Deadline Oct. 7, 2021 – Closed

CAPCOG collected input from criminal justice stakeholders in the ten-county region by conducting the Plan Year 2023 Criminal Justice Regional Needs Survey. The deadline to participate in the survey was Oct. 7, 2021.

By completing the survey, stakeholders helped guide the direction of the Regional Criminal Justice Plan and the set Plan Year 2023 funding properties of which the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will recommend applications to receive funding from Office of the Governor grant programs. 

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 2022

Review the schedule and grant process from PY 2022.

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 Ken May CAPCOG Program Specialist.