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Border Prosecution Unit (BPU)

Grants to Texas Counties to Enhance Prosecution
Resources for Border-Related Crime

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

Deadline Date:

03/28/19 5:00 PM CST Receipt


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Grants starting at $10,000 to Texas counties to support law-enforcement activities related to border crime. The intent of this program is to offer prosecution resources to county and district attorneys located near the Texas-Mexico border and to assist counties significantly impacted by border crime. Requests will be considered for projects involving the prosecution of border crimes during the upcoming fiscal year.

Eligible Activities:

1) Prosecuting criminals charged with border crimes as defined by Texas Government Code §772.0071(a)(1).

2) Training members of the unit and law enforcement agencies in the border region on specific issues and techniques relating to the investigation and prosecution of border crime.

Preference will be given to specialized prosecutors to reduce backlogs by supporting and enhancing prosecutorial services that focus on rapidly addressing specific violations of the law.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180854

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Levels:
-Minimum: $10,000
-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) Counties within the Texas border region as defined by Texas Government Code §772.0071(a)(2) having a prosecuting attorney with membership in the Border Prosecution Unit as provided by Texas Government Code §772.053.

2) Counties that are significantly affected by border crime.

For details on eligibility requirements and a list of grant prohibitions, see the Grant Announcement document in Supporting Documents below, pages 2-3.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted, and certified, via HSGD’s eGrants grant management website on or before Thursday, March 28, 2019 by 5:00 PM CST.

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

Each applicant is required to submit a complete Grant Application Kit to OOG through eGrants. Instructions for submitting an application kit are available here:

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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(512) 463-1919

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas