TIDC funds public defense in each of Texas's 254 counties. TIDC funding comes in 3 forms:
TIDC funds improvements to indigent defense systems, including new public defender offices.
TIDC reimburses Texas counties for a portion of their indigent defense expenditures.
TIDC funds 6 innocence projects, each attached to a Texas law school.
This program is designed to provide assistance to counties that incur extraordinary indigent defense expenses that cause the county a significant financial hardship.
If you've received a TIDC grant, you can file your grant reports here.
TIDC's Grant Team can help.
Director of Grant Funding
Budget and Accounting Analyst