The Texas Office of the Governor’s, Public Safety Office contracts with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) to manage the application process for the 13-county region.

Available Criminal Justice Grants

Criminal Justice

The Texas Office of the Governor's, Public Safety Office is soliciting applications for Criminal Justice projects that promote public safety, reduce crime, and improve the criminal justice system.

General Victim Assistance

The Texas Office of the Governor’s, Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting applications for General Victim Assistance projects that provide services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process.

Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention

The Texas Office of the Governor’s, Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting applications for Juvenile Justice & Truancy Prevention projects prevent violence in and around school; and to improve the juvenile justice system by providing mental health services, truancy prevention and intervention through community-based and school programs.

Violence Against Women Justice and Training

The Texas Office of the Governor’s, Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting applications for Violence Against Women Justice and Training projects that promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improve the justice system’s response to violent crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Grant Application Process For Fiscal Year 2025

Please note the changes to the grant application process for fiscal year 2025.

Applicants must complete the following three steps to be eligible for any of the Criminal Justice Program grants:

1. Attend a Grant Application Workshop

2. Email Letter of Intent/Summary to H-GAC by Thursday, February 8, 2023

3. Submit eGrants Application by Thursday, February 8, 2023

The Letter of Intent/Summary and eGrants process will be reviewed at the grant application workshops. All application materials will be distributed to workshop attendees.

Failure to complete any of these steps may disqualify an applicant from being eligible for funding.

Fiscal Year 2025 Grant Application Timeline

Milestone Date
eGrants Applications Open Monday, December 11, 2023
Submit Letter of Intent/Summary to H-GAC 5:00 PM CST Thursday, February 8, 2023
Submit eGrants Application 5:00 PM CST Thursday, February 8, 2023

Please note, the State will not accept any applications after 5:00 PM CST on Thursday, February 8, 2023.

Applications must be certified by the AO prior to 5:00 PM CST on Thursday, February 8, 2023.

Fiscal Year 2025 Grant Application Workshops

Applicant must attend a Workshop to be eligible to apply for funding.

Funding Source Date Time Location Registration Link
Criminal Justice Wednesday, January 3, 2024 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Webinar  
Victim Services Wednesday, January 3, 2024 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Webinar  
Criminal Justice Monday, January 8, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Gus George Academy
1521 Eugene Heimann Circle
Richmond TX 77469
 
Victim Services Monday, January 8, 2024 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Gus George Academy
1521 Eugene Heimann Circle
Richmond TX 77469
 
Criminal Justice Tuesday, January 9, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Webinar  
Victim Services Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Webinar  
Victim Services Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
3602 CR 45
Angleton TX 77515
 
Criminal Justice Thursday, January 11, 2024 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
3602 CR 45
Angleton TX 77515
 
Victim Services Friday, January 12, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Webinar  
Criminal Justice Friday, January 12, 2024 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Webinar  

Need Assistance With Your Application

After attending a grant application workshop, an agency may request additional assistance with their application(s). Technical assistance will be held virtually Wednesday, January 17, 2024 through Friday, January 26, 2024 by appointment. Request should be emailed to both addresses below:

Madeline McGallion
Manager, Public Safety
[email protected]

Larry Smith
Manager, Public Safety
[email protected]