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Other funding opportunities

CAPCOG highlights funding opportunities beneficial to cities, counties and other organizations within the ten-county region. Many of the funding opportunities are related but not limited to CAPCOG’s program areas including public safety, economic development, transportation, and more.

Besides the highlighted grants listed below, counties, cities, school districts and other regional organizations may be able to find funding opportunities that benefit their institution or community through the websites listed below.

Highlighted Grant Opportunities

Bookmark this pages, and check back monthly for additional grant recommendations for local governments.

Texas OOG CJD, Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Ready Facilities Program

This program is for general and special hospitals licensed under Chapter 241 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, a general or special hospital owned by this State, or a freestanding emergency medical care facility licensed under Chapter 254 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Funds from this program may be used for costs associated with achieving or maintaining the SAFE-Ready Designation as defined in Chapter 323 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. Allowable costs include, but are not limited to:

  1. Basic Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Collection Training as defined in Sec. 323.0045 of the Texas Health and Safety Code;
  2. Initial and continuing education of Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners as defined in Sec. 323.001 (4-a) of the Texas Health and Safety Code;
  3. Equipment and supplies (e.g. exam table, colposcopes, swab box/dryers, refrigerators for temporary storage of evidence); and
  4. Salary and overtime. (limited to Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners while attending training or the backfilling of Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners whom are off-site attending training)

Application Deadline: July 6, 2020
Learn more and apply.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

The Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division, announced the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program allocating about $2.8 million for the CAPCOG region to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. About $38 million for the entire state has been made avialable through this opportunity.
Eligible applicants are local governments that operate a law enforcement agency. The funding program will allow for projects and purchases that include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment, supplies, training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in local and tribal jails and detention centers.
Application Deadline:  June 15, 2020
Learn more and apply.
For assistance or questions about this funding opportunity, jurisdictions in the CAPCOG region can contact Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security Director, or Betty Voights, CAPCOG Executive Director.

CAPCOG Gas Pump Skimmer Surveillance

(This grant process has been extended, but new dates have yet to be released. If your agency is interested in applying for this grant please contact Terri Kroeger.)

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 on April 8, 2020 )
Get the grant application. 
Download the Skimmer Report Sheet.
Submission Deadline: This grant process has been extended, but new dates have yet to be released. If your agency is interested in applying for this grant please contact Terri Kroeger. (Updated on May 11, 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.

TxVEMP, Grant Funding for Refuse Vehicles, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Deadline: First come, first serve
tceq.texas.gov/agency/trust

TERP, Texas Clean School Bus Program, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Deadline: Dec. 17, 2020
tceq.texas.gov/airquality/terp/tcf.html

TERP, Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program, TCEQ

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2021
tceq.texas.gov/airquality/terp/ld.html

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, USDA

Deadline: Open
rd.usda.gov/programs-services/communityfacilities-direct-loan-grant-program

Grants.gov

Grants.gov provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. Using the Grants.gov system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies. It also provides the following key benefits, among many others, to the grant community.
Go to grants.gov

Texas Egrants

The Office of the Governor (OOG) solicits grant applications as Request for Applications (RFA) through the Secretary of State’s Texas Register. RFA notices serve to inform potential applicants of available funding opportunities. In addition to an RFA, OOG may solicit applications for grants in the form of a Request for Proposals (RFP). The chart below lists each funding opportunity along with the method used to solicit applications and the deadline for submitting applications through eGrants to OOG.
Go to egrants.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acts as a silent partner in hundreds of communities across the state through its grant, assistance, education, and outreach programs. From the largest metroplex to the smallest rural community these programs help to build new parks, conserve natural resources, preserve historical sites, provide access to water bodies, develop educational programs for youth, and much more.
Check out Texas Parks and Wildlife grants

Texas Department of Agriculture

TDA’s grants office is responsible for administering numerous state and federal grants, loans and cooperative agreements available to farmers/ranchers, universities and schools, non-profits and private entities across the Lone Star State.
Learn more about TDA grants.