HOTCOG’s Criminal Justice Program is responsible for criminal justice planning for the six-county region. Each year the Criminal Justice Planner facilitates the development of Community Plans for all counties within the Heart of Texas Council of Governments’ region by bringing together community planners in each county. The plans identify needs and gaps in services affecting law enforcement, juveniles, mental health issues, and victims services in each county. Services currently being provided and resources for the counties are listed in the plans as well. Participation in this critical aspect of the program is vital for those entities applying for funding through the Criminal Justice Division because a Regional Strategic Plan is updated annually and regional priorities are identified during this process.
Annually, the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division (CJD) provides grant opportunities and calls for Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The application process for Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Violence Against Women (VAWA), and Juvenile Justice Delinquency Program (JJDP) is facilitated through the HOTCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC). The committee will review and score the applications which are then approved by the HOTCOG Executive Committee and ultimately provided to CJD for processing.
For more information or technical assistance contact:
CJ Planner/Training Coordinator
County Community Plans
FY 2018 (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018) Grant Funding Process
CJAC Scoring Meeting will be at HOTCOG April 12th at 9:00 AM.
Grant Funding Status for FY 2018 CJD Funding Applications (September 2017 -August 2018)
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
City of Teague/Upgrading Server $10,990 CJAC recommended $10,990 82.5
Falls County SO/2 Patrol Vehicles $80,840 CJAC recommended $40,420 82.3
City of Bellmead/CID Vehicle$29,973 CJAC recommended $29,973 81.9
City of West/Patrol Vehicle $40,750 CJAC recommended $40,750 80.6
City of Clifton/Patrol Project $82,000 CJAC recommended $41,000 76.1
City of Woodway/Radio Project $106,115 CJAC recommended $50,000 55.3
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) (October 2017 – September 2018)
HOTCOG/Juvenile Justice Alternatives $54,316 CJAC recommended $54,316 93.0
Falls County/Diversion & Family Preservation Provider $41,200 CJAC recommended $41,200 84.5
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
Advocacy Center/Victim Services $509,633 (2 years) CJAC recommended $509,633 91.1
Family Abuse Center/Victim Services $656,945 (2 years) CJAC recommended $656,945 90.9
Violence Against Women (VAWA)
City of Bellmead/Domestic Violence Detective $34,757 CJAC recommended $34,758 89.8
City of Waco/Family Violence Detective & Coordinator $71,505 CJAC recommended $71,505 86.5
Applicants: PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, AFTER THE CJAC PRIORITIZES THE GRANT APPLICATIONS AND THE COG’S GOVERNING BODY APPROVES THE PRIORITY LISTING, THE COG SUBMITS THE WRITTEN PRIORITY LISTING TO CJD. BASED UPON THE COG’S PRIORITY LISTING, CJD WILL VERIFY THE ELIGIBILITY, REASONABLENESS AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS STRATEGY OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING, AND WILL RENDER FINAL FUNDING DECISIONS ON THE GRANT APPLICATIONS. THE COG WILL NOTIFY GRANTEES OF ANY CHANGES IN THE FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS.
Cindy Rafter, Criminal Justice Planner – (254) 292-1891