Grant program details
Funding Announcement: Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program
Below is a high-level overview of many of the elements of this opportunity. Full information is provided in the funding announcement that follows.
The original funding announcement was amended to remove restrictions on eligibility for state colleges and universities and with more explicit instructions regarding the submission of budgets.
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for projects that equip law enforcement officers at risk of shootings with rifle-resistant body armor.
Eligible Funding Areas
Funds may be used by law enforcement agencies to equip law enforcement officers with bullet-resistant personal body armor compliant with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard for rifle protection.
It is anticipated that up to $5 million may be funded under this announcement.
Applicants will respond to this funding announcement by completing an application in eGrants https://eGrants.gov.texas.gov.
There is no minimum or maximum request under this program, however, applicants should consider the overall availability of funds and CJD’s goal to provide resources to as many departments as possible. Funds may only be used to obtain body armor, including bulletproof vests, ballistic plates, and plate carriers.
There is no match requirement under this program.
Projects must begin on or after 09/01/2022 and may not exceed a 12 month project period.
Applications may be submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and units of local government and educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, including municipalities, counties, independent school districts, universities, public and private colleges and universities, federally recognized Native American tribes, community colleges and hospital districts. With the exception of the Texas Department of Public Safety, applications must be submitted by the entity operating the law enforcement agency, not the agency itself, e.g. the county government, not the sheriff’s office.
If additional information is needed, contact the eGrants help desk at eGrants@gov.texas.gov or (512) 463-1919.