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ABTPA Grant Resources

The Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) awards financial grants to agencies, organizations, and concerned parties in an effort to raise public awareness of vehicle theft and burglary and implement education and prevention initiatives.


icon infoOn July 10, 2014, the ABTPA Board of Directors awarded grants for Fiscal Year 2015 programs designed to reduce the incidence of motor vehicle burglary and theft. This period includes, September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

FY2015 Grant Awards


The following entities are eligible to apply for grants for motor vehicle theft prevention assistance projects, under Texas Administrative Code 57.4:

  • State agencies,
  • Local general purpose units of government,
  • Independent school districts,
  • Nonprofit organizations, and
  • For profit organizations.

Nonprofit and for profit organizations shall be required to provide with their grant applications sufficient documentation to evaluate the credibility and the community support of the organization and the viability of the organization's existing activities in the context of providing motor vehicle theft prevention assistance; the documentation shall be in compliance with §57.3 of this title (relating to Compliance Adoption by Reference).


How to apply for an ABTPA Grant

  1. Verify that your organization meets the eligibility requirements (see Eligibility tab);
  2. Review the Request for Proposal for grant information and requirements;
    Request for Proposal
  3. Create a user account in the ABTPA’s Grant Management System, eGrants (see ABTPA’s Grant Management System link to the right);
  4. Email ABTPA at to established user account and to start the process for applying for a grant;
  5. Submit an application in eGrants for the next grant cycle.

Please check the Grant Workshop tab for information on the mandatory Grant Workshop.


Access to the ABTPA eGrants system is available to all eligible organizations. Access to the eGrants system, and/or using the eGrants system to submit a proposal does not guarantee the award of a grant or grant funds. Eligible organizations assume all risk and liability for any losses, damages, claims or expenses resulting from the use of eGrants. Eligible organizations agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TxDMV, its officers, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages or costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising from or by use of eGrants.


ABTPA hosts an annual mandatory grant training workshop to provide applicants information on the ABTPA program, the application process, and grant administration. The workshop is required for entities wishing to apply for a grant for the Fiscal Year 2016 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016.) We suggest that all employees who will be associated with the administration of the FY 2016 grant attend, however at least one representative must be present. Entities that are not a current grantee must complete an "Intent to Apply" questionnaire* prior to registering for this workshop.

The request for proposal/grant applications for FY 2016 will be presented along with information on how to access the ABTPA Grant Management System, eGrants.

ABTPA Annual Grant Workshop

March 24, 2015, from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Embassy Suites San Marcos
1001 E. McCarty Lane
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Please register by completing the form below.

Registration Form

*Please contact ABTPA at for more information regarding the "Intent to Apply" questionnaire.



Public Awareness Award Nomination

The ABTPA Grantee Public Awareness Award will be given annually to a member of an ABTPA grant project who significantly surpassed their stated public awareness goals during the previous grant year or created an innovative and successful initiative to raise awareness about vehicle crimes, prevention of those crimes, and the Texas ABTPA.

Title: 2015 Grantee Public Awareness Award Nomination

Eligibility: Members of any current ABTPA grant program, other than the Reduce Auto Theft in Texas (RATT) program, are eligible for this award.

Nomination Procedures: Nominations must be submitted in essay form (one page/500 words or less) to the ABTPA office in Austin by the date required on the award announcement memo sent to task forces. Only one nomination can be made annually from each current ABTPA grant program, and any member of a grant program may make the submission. The nominations will include the following:

  • Specific details regarding the stated public awareness goals and the margin by which they were surpassed.
  • Specific details regarding why a public awareness activity was unique and how it was successful.
  • A description of why the surpassing of goals or the creation of the unique public awareness concept that raised awareness about vehicle crimes, theft prevention, and ABTPA ("Watch Your Car") in the task force program area.

Entry forms are due into the ABTPA office by January 30, 2015. Members of the ABTPA Grantee Advisory Committee will review all award submissions and determine the top three most qualified nominees. From the top three determinations, the ABTPA Public Awareness Coordinator and Director will determine a winner. The winners will be announced Summer 2015.

Grantee Public Awareness Award

Star and Davenport Award Nomination

There are many task force members that go above and beyond every day to make a difference. This is your chance to recognize their dedication and hard work!

Title: 2015 Star and Davenport Award Nomination

Eligibility: Any regular, full-time employee of ABTPA grant task forces are eligible. Grant task force directors are not eligible.

Nomination Procedures: Nominations must be submitted in essay form (one page/500 words or less) to the ABTPA office in Austin by January 30, 2015. The nominations shall include the following:

  • A description of the individual's contributions.
  • A description of the significance of the contributions and how the contributions are clearly beyond the contributions of other individuals.
  • Specific accomplishments which make the nominee truly outstanding and reflect the individual's dedication to ABTPA's Mission and Vision.

Entry forms are due into the ABTPA office by January 30, 2015. The ABTPA Grantee Advisory Committee will select the winner from the entries. The winners will be announced Summer 2015. There will be two awards, the Steve Davenport award for law enforcement officers and the Star award for civilian personnel.

Star and Davenport Award Nomination Form

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The Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) oversees the impact of auto theft in Texas and provides financial support to fight it.
Use the map below to find your local area task force or view the complete list.

View ABTPA Grantees in a larger map


Grantees List


Austin Auto Theft Interdiction Project

  • 715 E. 8th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
  • 512.974.5713

Beaumont Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force

  • 2430 W. Cardinal Drive, Suite C, Beaumont, Texas 77705
  • 409.654.3600

Brownsville Auto Theft Enforcement Task Force

  • 600 E. Jackson Street, Brownsville, TX 78520
  • 956.548.7144
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Burnet County Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force

  • A125 Topeka, Ste. A, Waco, TX 76712
  • 254.757.0701

Corpus Christi Auto Theft Prevention Grant

  • 321 John Sartain, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
  • 361.886.2889

Dallas Commercial Auto Theft Interdiction Squad

  • 1400 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215
  • 214.670.1450

Dallas County North Texas Auto Theft Task Force

  • 133 North Riverfront Blvd LB 31, Dallas, TX 75207
  • 214.653.3430

Del Rio Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention and Recovery Unit

  • 101 Lowe Drive, Del Rio, TX 78840
  • 830.774.8773

Eagle Pass Police Department Auto Theft & Interdiction Unit

  • 100 South Monroe Street, Eagle Pass, TX 78852
  • 830.773.9044

El Paso Auto Theft Prevention Task Force

  • 9600 Dyer Street, El Paso, TX 79924
  • 915.298.9600

Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force

  • 1620 Gill Rd. Dickinson, TX 77539
  • 409.766.4500
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Harris County Auto Theft Division

  • 1200 Baker Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • 281.446.4399

Houston Major Accessory Shop Enforcement

  • 1200 Travis, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77002
  • 713.308.3440
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Laredo Auto Theft Task Force

  • 4712 Maher Ave., Laredo, TX 78041
  • 956.795.2339

Lubbock County South Plains Auto Theft Task Force

  • 916 Main, Suite 205 Lubbock, Texas 79401
  • 806.775.1569

Mansfield Tri-County Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Task Force

  • 1305 East Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
  • 817.276.4710

Missouri City Burglary and Automobile Theft Task Force

  • 3849 Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, TX 77459
  • 281.403.5835

Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force

  • 102 Academy Dr., Conroe, TX 77301
  • 936.760.5847

Paris Northeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force

  • 2910 Clarksville St, Paris, TX 75460
  • 903.737.4193

Pasadena Auto Theft Prevention Program

  • 1114 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX 77506
  • 713.477.1221

Reduce Auto Theft in Texas

  • Denton Police Department 601 East Hickory Suite E Denton, Texas 76205
  • 1-800-CAR-WATCH

San Antonio Regional Auto Crimes Team

  • 215 S. San Saba, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78207
  • 210.207.2340

Smith County East Texas Crushers Auto Theft Task Force

  • 1124 East Front Street, Tyler, TX 75702
  • 903.593.6090

Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force

  • 3530 Joyce Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76116
  • 817.560.6560

TxDPS - Border Auto Theft Information Center

  • 11612 Scott Simpson, El Paso, TX 79936
  • 1-800-503-2877

TxDPS - Training

  • 6100 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78752
  • 512-437-4744

Travis County Sheriff's Combined Auto Theft Task Force

  • 509 West 11th St., Austin, TX 78701
  • 512.854.9735
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Victoria Police Department

  • 306 South Bridge St., Victoria, TX 77901
  • 361.485.3700


More Information

For more information, please email the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority at or call (512) 465-1485.

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