Grant Application Workshop Information
NCTCOG will conduct free mandatory grant application workshops for agencies applying in FY24 Office of the Governor's (OOG) Public Safety Office (PSO) grant categories listed below.
Important: Please read each category's Funding Announcement to determine if your agency is eligible to apply and that your proposed project fits within the criteria. Click on the category name to view the Funding Announcement.
- Criminal Justice Program (Justice Assistance Grant): This funding supports projects that promote public safety, reduce crime, and improve the criminal justice system.
- General Victim Assistance Grant Program: This funding provides services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process.
- Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention Grant Program: This funding supports projects that prevent violence in and around schools and 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 Program: This funding supports projects that promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the justice system's response to violent crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
Per NCTCOG policies, grant application workshop attendance is mandatory for all FY24 applicants wishing to submit a new application, renewal application, and/or a non-competing continuation application in any funding category listed above.
Workshop topics include PSO application submission instructions, PSO eligibility requirements, NCTCOG local priorities, NCTCOG funding parameters, NCTCOG document submission requirements, and the NCTCOG scoring/review process.
Each FY24 workshop session will cover all funding categories listed above; there will not be specific sessions for each funding category. All sessions are the same - you may register for whichever session works best for you.
Applicant agencies need only attend one session to be eligible to apply.
Important: If your agency will use a grant writer who is not an employee of your agency, an agency employee must also attend. Furthermore, contract grant writers will not be allowed to sign in for multiple agencies they may be representing. It is imperative that the applicant agency sends a staff person in order to be clear on the submission process and scoring criteria associated with this region.
Attendees at either an in-person or the virtual session must pre-register. Once registered you'll receive a confirmation email.
Three in-person sessions and one virtual session will be offered. Attendance for in-person sessions will be limited to two representatives per organization. There is no limit on number of attendees per agency for the virtual session.
Important: NCTCOG will not provide workshop handouts for the in-person sessions; attendees must bring handouts to their respective session. Workshop materials are listed below the registration form.
Direct all workshop questions to NCTCOG's Criminal Justice staff listed at the bottom of this page.
FY24 Grant Application Workshops have concluded. Watch this page for information on FY25 grants in late 2023.
Workshop Session Materials
- FY24 NCTCOG Criminal Justice Grant Application Workshop PowerPoint
- FY24 NCTCOG Scoring Factors
- FY24 NCTCOG Local Priorities
- FY24 NCTCOG Eligible Amounts for Non-Competing Continuation Projects
- FY24 Eligible Activities
- NCTCOG Addendums - required for all new and renewal projects being scored:
- Resolution Template
- CEO/Law Enforcement Certifications and Assurances Form
- CEO/NGO Certification and Assurance Form
- Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy Certification
- DPS License Plate Reader (LPR) User Agreement
- Prohibited Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services and Equipment Certification Form
- EEOP Certification Form
- Banking Documents
Guides and Grant Resources
- eGrants User Guide to Creating an Application
- eGrants Registering A New User Account Guide - Nov 2020
- PSO Guide to Grants - Sept 2022
- PSO Grantee Standard Conditions and Responsibilities
- PSO General FAQs - Sept 2022
- eGrants List of Permissions by Role
- eGrants Narrative Tab Character Limits
- OOG Developing a Good Project Guide - May 2019
- Texas Grant Management Standards - Version 1.1
- Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Prohibited and Controlled Expenditure Guide - Feb 2022
- Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) Review Instructions for Communications Equipment
NCTCOG Contact Information
Kelly Schmidt, Criminal Justice Program Administrator