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    Texas is 254 counties strong. That's a lot of experience and know-how state lawmakers can rely on when making public policy decisions. County officials across Texas are ready to help.

    Grant Annoucements

    Governor Abbott Announces Over $528 Million In Public Safety Grants
    Grant Announcement, Sept. 5, 2023

    Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer over $528 million in grant funding for a variety of public safety programs and services in Texas.

    Applications Open February 2024 for Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program
    Grant Announcement, Sept. 5, 2023

    $45 million appropriated and grant cap raised to $10 million by the 88th Legislature for popular Texas Historical Commission grant program.

    State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)
    Grant Announcement, Aug. 14, 2023

    The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law on November 15, 2021.

    Sen. John Cornyn announces over $2 million in funding for D-FW to reduce rape kit backlog
    The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 20, 2022

    Three North Texas entities will receive over $2 million in grant money to help reduce the backlog in processing untested DNA and rape kits, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn announced Tuesday.

    Governor Abbott, TJJD Announce Over $295,000 Grant To Uvalde County Juvenile Probation Department
    Press Release, Sept. 01, 2022

    This grant will fund a program for the UCJPD to provide services for at-risk youth exhibiting emotional or behavioral problems at school who need additional help beyond school-based interventions during fiscal years 2023 and 2024. 

    Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Record $85 Billion 10-Year Transportation Plan
    Press Release, Aug. 30, 2022

    The 2023 UTP reflects an unprecedented level of projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, addressing congestion and rural connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers.

    Success Stories

    Permian Basin gets a new 200-bed behavioral health center
    Texas Tribune, Oct. 10, 2023

    Like many regions in Texas, the county jails and hospitals have been at capacity with people needing mental health help. Local leaders hope a new 200-bed facility will alleviate pressure.

    County Receives Grant Monies
    East Texas News, Sept. 29, 2023

    Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham announced the Texas General Land Office approved $68,042,000 in regional mitigation funds for six federally eligible infrastructure projects, three of which will aid areas of San Jacinto County.

    Victoria County receives multi-year grant to build a public defender office
    Victoria Advocate, July 25, 2023

    After years of discussion, Victoria County will soon have a public defender office.

    LCRA awards almost $1 million in grants to area first responders, community projects
    KXAN, Jan. 12, 2023

    Almost one million dollars has been awarded to projects across the region in the latest round of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s community grants program.

    Dallas County adds psych hospital beds for inmates waiting up to 800 days
    Dallas Morning News, Dec. 21, 2022

    Dallas County will use more than $4 million in its federal COVID-19 dollars to reduce the wait times for inmates to be admitted into state psychiatric hospitals. Dallas County Commissioners approved a one-year contract with North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.

    Fannin County Commissioners Court to increase funding for roads
    North Texas e-News, Dec. 20, 2022

    Fannin County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to designate $500,000 from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to each of the four county precincts to improve county roads.

    Potter County officers receive training to improve knowledge of how to approach mental health cases
    KDFA NewsChannel 10, Dec. 19, 2022

    Last week the commissioners court of Potter County decided on providing the county’s first responders with training that will enable them to handle interactions with persons having mental disorders more safely and more effectively.

    Comal County receives public safety grants to aid victims of violence
    The Herald-Zeitung, Nov. 20, 2022

    The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday approved several state and federal grants for public safety programs and initiatives that support victims of violent crime.

    Williamson County Transformative Justice Program receives $1M federal grant
    Community Impact, Oct. 25, 2022

    Williamson County was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for its Transformative Justice Program, four years after starting the diversion initiative meant to keep young people charged with nonviolent felonies from reoffending.

    Texas Water Development Board approves $4,650,500 to El Paso County for a flood mitigation project
    Texas Water Newsroom, Oct. 05, 2022

    The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount $4,650,500 to El Paso County, consisting of $2,372,000 in financing and $2,278,500 in grant funding from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF).