Criminal Justice FY19 Funding Recommendations
Criminal Justice FY19 Funding RecommendationsThe North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is responsible for setting local justice-related priorities, reviewing and prioritizing our region’s funding requests, and recommending priorities for Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) funds.
CJD will verify the eligibility, reasonableness and cost-effectiveness of all grant applications and submit eligible applications to NCTCOG for scoring. Grant applications are reviewed and scored by the Criminal Justice Policy Development Committee (CJPDC). Those scores set the priority rankings which are then approved by NCTCOG’s Executive Board. The Committee is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of NCTCOG's Executive Board.
A recommendation for funding does not guarantee that your project(s) will be funded.
CJD’s Executive Director will consider NCTCOG rankings along with other factors and make all final funding decisions. Other factors may include cost effectiveness, overall funds availability, CJD or state government priorities and strategies, legislative directives, need, geographic distribution, balance of focuses and approaches, or other relevant factors.
CJD may not fund all applications or may only award part of the amount requested. Per Rule 3.9 of the Texas Administrative Code, all funding decisions made by CJD’s Executive Director are final and are not subject to appeal. The receipt of an application by CJD does not obligate CJD to fund the grant or to fund it at the amount requested.
Below you will find NCTCOG's priority rankings for General Victim Assistance, Violence Against Women Justice and Training, Juvenile Justice, and Justice Assistance Grant applications.
“After the CJPDC 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 of the proposed project, and the availability of funding, and will render final funding decisions on these grant applications. The COG will notify grantees of any changes in the funding recommendations.”
Kelly Schmidt, Criminal Justice Program Administrator