Basically the Criminal Justice Division wasn't publishing required reports about federal stimulus spending on their website. (Respectfully, I've seen more compelling news hooks.) They're there now, though, Copelin notes, though you'd need more information than is provided in the reports to divulge what the money was actually spent on. Writes Copelin:
The governor's office has received about $92.2 million of the $110 million it requested from the federal government for law enforcement purposes. About $81 million has been obligated and $6.8 million disbursed, according to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, which maintains weekly reports of the state's stimulus activities.According to the Comptroller, criminal justice spending made up about 0.8% of Texas' share of federal stimulus spending, or around $312 million total. Much of the rest goes directly to local governments and won't be disbursed through the Governor's office. See this comprehensive list from the Comptroller of sources of criminal justice money to Texas in the federal stimulus. Notably, several of the application deadlines just passed (e.g., applications for COPS grants are due today), but several more are coming up in the next few weeks.