Texoma COG Criminal Justice Grant Workshop Scheduled

The Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) coordinates the grant application review and priority setting process for a variety of grants provided by the Criminal Justice Division (CJD), Office of the Governor.

To assist interested applicants in learning about the various funding sources and the requirements for grant submission, a workshop will be held January 25, 2008 at TCOG. The workshop is for those who have never applied to CJD as well as those who have previous experience with the CJD grant application process.

The workshop is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. January 25 in the Eisenhower Room (First Floor) at the Texoma Council of Governments, 1117 Gallagher Drive, Sherman, Texas. The session will last no more than two hours. Participation in the grant application workshop is mandatory for applicants.

The coordination of the application process, review and priority setting by Texoma Council of Governments has resulted in grant awards in the Grayson, Cooke and Fannin county region in past years to the Texoma Police Academy, Grayson District Attorney’s Office, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Texoma Senior Citizen Foundation, Fannin County Attorney’s Office, Grayson County Crisis Center, Grayson, Cooke and Fannin County CASA’s, Fannin County Children’s Advocacy Center, Child Guidance Clinic of Texoma, the Association of Boys Club and Camp Fire of Cooke County, Grayson County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Cooke County Friends of the Family, among others.

Some of the available funding sources are the Victims of Crime Act funds, State Criminal Justice Planning Funds, Violence Against Women Act, Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Funds, and the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. This workshop will not address Homeland Security funding.

The workshop is free and requires no pre-registration.

For additional information contact the TCOG Criminal Justice and Emergency Planning office at 903-813-3509, email Sarah Somers at ssomers@texoma.cog.tx.us or Rick Wilkinson at rwilkinson@texoma.cog.tx.us.


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