Improvement Grants help counties develop new programs or processes to improve indigent defense. Improvement Grants are competitive, dependent on available funding, and usually require county matching funds. Funding priorities include the following:
Interested counties should contact TIDC staff to explore ideas to improve indigent defense.
The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) has issued the FY2024 Request for Applications for programs that improve indigent defense services in Texas. County matching funds are required for the FY2024 grants.
The FY2024 Improvement Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is now available on TIDC’s website and include details on eligibility and the application process.
Counties considering an application are strongly encouraged to contact TIDC as soon as possible to ensure that the proposed program is eligible and to get initial feedback. Please contact the TIDC Grants Team at Grants@tidc.texas.gov or 512-463-2508 with any questions or to discuss ideas for grant proposals.
NEW: The Improvement Grant Application Webinar Recording is now available:
To find out whether your county is eligible for an Improvement Grant, contact the TIDC Grants Team at Grants@tidc.texas.gov or (512)936-6994.
You can also read about public defender offices and managed assigned counsel programs on our Publications page.
Please view our presentation on TIDC's FY22 Improvement Grant Application process here:
TIDC's Grant Team can help.