Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Webinar on Funding Opportunities for Law Enforcement

Washington | Tony Wen, Press Secretary (202-856-8750), January 30, 2024

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) hosted an informational webinar on funding opportunities for law enforcement. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discussed a range of opportunities for eligible entities, including:

  • Equipment Purchase and Maintenance
  • Training and Education
  • Facility Improvements
  • Preparedness and Planning
  • Employment Opportunities

A Q&A period followed the agencies’ presentations.

“Law enforcement officers are the first to put their lives on the line. Today’s webinar showcased the many federal opportunities available to them, ensuring law and order are upheld in South Texas,” said Dr. Cuellar, a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee. “I stand with the men and women in blue, and I will continue to provide local law enforcement with the proper equipment, resources, and training needed to keep our communities safe. To our law enforcement officers, thank you for your service!”

To view a recording of today’s webinar, click here. To view handouts from today’s webinar, click here.

For more information on today’s webinar, please contact Dr. Cuellar’s Grants Coordinator, Randy Aguilar, at

Dr. Cuellar is a strong supporter of law enforcement. He recently announced $1,875,000 in federal funds to hire 15 police officers in Laredo, and $6,319,726 to hire 50 police officers and improve law enforcement mental health in San Antonio.