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PY2022 Regional Strategic Criminal Justice PlanCJD PY2022 Funding Priorities
Funding Priorities Activities & Service Definitions
Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)
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 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 ProgramComing SoonDec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022

General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program

Coming SoonDec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022
Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant ProgramComing SoonDec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022
Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of Commercial Sexual ExploitationComing SoonDec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022
Violence Against Women Justice & Training ProgramComing SoonDec. 13, 2021Feb. 10, 2022

*The dates in this column are projected based on information from the OOG. Dates are subject to change until the RFAs are released.

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 Activities

Stakeholders Meetings – Oct. 19 & 20, 2021

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 2023. 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 meetings where stakeholders will hear 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:

1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 2021
Capital Area Council of Governments – Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, Texas 78744
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9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2021
Online via Zoom.
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To receive information on joining the meetings, please register to attend.

Upcoming Activities

Criminal Justice Grant Workshop 
Applications due to CAPCOG for Review
CJAC application review and prioritization meetings – late March, early April.

Previous Activities

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.