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Local Border Security Program (LBSP)

Grants to Texas Local Governments and Tribes
for Coordinated Border Security Improvements

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Texas Office of the Governor (OOG) - Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD)

Deadline Date:

03/28/19 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Texas local governments and tribes in eligible counties to coordinate efforts and operations related to border security enforcement. Funding is intended to reduce border-related criminal activity. Eligible expenses include personnel, equipment, supplies, and direct operating costs. Eligible applicants must be located within a County within one of the six DPS Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers (JOIC) Regions.

The Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) is soliciting grant applications under the Local Border Security Program (LBSP) for projects that support Operation Border Star during state fiscal year 2020. Operation Border Star centers on the use of intelligence to increase the effectiveness of federal, state, and local law enforcement assets. The purpose of the program is to sustain interagency law enforcement operations and enhance local law enforcement patrols to facilitate directed actions to deter and interdict criminal activity.

Program participants shall assist in the execution of coordinated border security operations in an effort to:

1. Increase the effectiveness and impact of Steady State and Surge Operations.
2. Reduce border-related criminal activity in Texas.
3. Implement and increase the effectiveness of operational methods, measures, and techniques for outbound/southbound operations.
4. Decrease the supply of drugs smuggled into and through Texas from Mexico.
5. Disrupt and deter operations of gang and cartel criminal organizations.
6. Decrease specifically targeted tactics (such as conveyance methods) for drugs in the Texas border region.
7. Decrease use of specific areas for crime as targeted in directed action missions.
8. Increase the effectiveness of air operations mission planning and prioritization.
9. Increase the coordination and integration of air-ground team operations to include Texas Military Forces (TMF) aviation, United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Air and Marine, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft Division, and United States Coast Guard (USCG) aviation support.
10. Increase the effectiveness of directed action missions based upon intelligence and analysis to ensure they target the most serious threats and are conducted in high pay-off areas.
11. Increase the number and quality of analytical intelligence products developed at the Unified Command and state levels.
12. Increase intelligence-based operations at the Unified Command level through integration of TxMap, sector-specific information, and intelligence analysis

For details on eligible activities and costs and program-specific requirements, see the Funding Announcement document in Attached Files below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180191

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum: None
Maximum: None

Term of Contract:

Projects selected for funding must begin on or after September 1, 2019 and expire on or before August 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

1) Units of local government; and
2) Federally Recognized Native American tribes.
3) Eligible applicants must be located within a County within one of the six DPS Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers (JOIC) Regions including:

a) El Paso JOIC – El Paso County.

b) Coastal Bend JOIC – Aransas County, Bee County, Calhoun County, Dewitt County, Goliad County, Gonzales County, Guadalupe County, Jackson County, Jim Wells County, Karnes County, Kleberg County, Lavaca County, Live Oak County, Matagorda County, McMullen County, Nueces County, Refugio County, San Patricio County, Victoria County, and Wharton County.

c) Marfa JOIC – Brewster County, Culberson County, Hudspeth County, Jeff Davis County, Pecos County, Presidio County, Reeves County, and Terrell County.

d) Del Rio JOIC – Dimmit County, Edwards County, Kinney County, Maverick County, Real County, Uvalde County, Val Verde County, and Zavala County.

e) Laredo JOIC – Duval County, Frio County, Jim Hogg County, La Salle County, Webb County, and Zapata County.

f) Rio Grande Valley JOIC – Brooks County, Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Kenedy County, Starr County, and Willacy County.

Entities receiving funds from HSGD must be located in a county that has an average of 90% or above on both adult and juvenile dispositions entered into the computerized criminal history database maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as directed in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 60. This disposition completeness percentage is defined as the percentage of arrest charges a county reports to DPS for which a disposition has been subsequently reported and entered into the computerized criminal history system.

For further details on eligibility requirements and unallowable costs, see the Funding Announcement document in Attached Files below.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:

- Funding Announcement Release: Friday, January 18, 2019
- Online System Opening Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
- Final Date to Submit and Certify an Application: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5 P.M. CST

Eligible applicants must have a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number assigned to its agency (to request a DUNS number, go to

Eligible applicants must be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) database located at

Forms are available for download from eGrants at under the Financial Management section of “Forms and Guides” or from the “Forms” link on the Profile/Grant Vendor tab within the grant application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: El Paso JOIC, Coastal Bend JOIC, Marfa JOIC, Del Rio JOIC, Laredo JOIC, and Rio Grande Valley JOIC