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2017-07-20

Grant program for Texas law enforcement

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The Office of the Governors Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is now accepting grant applications from law enforcement agencies seeking assistance for the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor. During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 12, which funds the $25 million statewide grant program designed to provide personal body armor to law enforcement officers across Texas.
“We must do all we can to protect those who protect us,” said Governor Abbott. “The men and women who put their lives on the line to protect Texans deserve the greatest protections, and as Governor I am committed to doing all I can to support them.”
Senate Bill 12, authored by Sen. Royce West and Rep. Phil King, stipulates that funds may be used only by eligible law enforcement agencies to equip eligible officers with bullet-resistant personal body armor compliant with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard for rifle protection. The Governors CJD is committed to providing funds to as many departments as possible.
Law enforcement agencies will find an application for body armor grants at [https://egrants.gov.texas.gov/fundopp.aspx].