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Grant Information

The Texas Citizen Corps Program announces the availability of grant funding for local governments for planning, outreach, and management of Citizen Corps programs to include:

  • Local Citizen Corps Councils;
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT);
  • Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS);
  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC);
  • Neighborhood Watch; and
  • Fire Corps

Please contact the council of governments in your area for application deadline.

Texas counties, incorporated municipalities, and federally recognized tribes that have completed the statewide assessment and have an Emergency Operations Plan at the basic level of preparedness or above are eligible for funding. Councils of Governments, port authorities, transit agencies, and school districts may also receive funding when it will support the overall State Homeland Security.

Funding for Citizen Corps is made available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness, through the Office of the Governor.

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