Formula Grants have benefited all 254 Texas counties. Formula Grants are based on a county's percentage of state population and percentage of state indigent defense expenditures, multiplied by TIDC's budgeted amount for formula grants. Counties must meet minimum spending requirements and maintain a countywide indigent defense plan that complies with statutes and standards to qualify for Formula Grant funding.
Details about eligibility, deadlines, and application instructions can be found in the Request for Applications (RFA), which is typically published and distributed in September. Formula Grant Application deadlines vary but are usually between mid-November and mid-December.
To learn more about Formula Grant eligibility, contact the TIDC Grants Team at Grants@tidc.texas.gov or (512)936-6994.
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