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In The News

RLEA hosts new course for would-be county jailers

The Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) in December will conduct its first ever course that will let licensed peace officers qualify to take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Jail Certification Test allowing them to serve as county jailers.

Striking a Balance moves to December, balances family caregivers

CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and AGE of Central Texas rescheduled one of the region’s largest educational events for family caregivers, Striking a Balance, to Saturday, Dec. 2 after the heavy rains threatened the conference’s August attendance. Family caregiver attendees will learn coping skills to address the challenges of caregiving from national, state and local experts, but also their peers.

General Assembly to hear State of the Region Address

CAPCOG will present the State of the Region address with a new twist involving audience participation this year at the Dec. 13 General Assembly Meeting at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin, 3401 South IH 35 Frontage Road. 

Solid Waste grant funding available

Local governments can apply for CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program funding to help implement diversion programs throughout the region. The grant program has an estimated $177,000 in pass-through funding available from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

TCEQ announces TERP rebate grants

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Program announced its Rebate Grants Program that provides financial incentives to repower or replace older heavy-duty diesel vehicles and select non-road diesel equipment.

CAPCOG recognizes Caregivers, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November highlights two important older adult issues that the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) supports through services and programs year around — family caregiving and Alzheimer’s awareness.

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Upcoming Events


Homeland Security Training: Tornado Awareness

CAPCOG will host a Tornado Awareness course that strives to increase the understanding of tornado science basics, the weather forecasting process, and the tornado warning process. Attendees will learn concepts of how to better implement safety measures for themselves, their family, and their organizations to prepare for tornado season.


Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 16th Annual Conference

The Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference will bring together local resources and national speakers to aid and educate family caregivers about their own caregiving situations. This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Jane Meier Hamilton, the CEO and Founder of Partners on the Path, LLC, which provides caregiver support programs to businesses that employ caregivers and nonprofits that support caregivers. 


TERP Rebate Grants Program application workshops

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality scheduled seven Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, Rebate Grant Program workshops to provide an overview of program requirements and the application process: One will take place in Austin.


Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

The Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Task Force, which meets the first Thursday of every month, will meet to discuss regional Homeland Security initiatives.


2017 Austin Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop

The Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop are designed specifically for EDC Board Members and local elected officials and include information about economic and community development in general, and changes to the Economic Development Sales Tax Law.


CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program workshop

CAPCOG is offering a workshop to assist local governments, public schools and school districts, and general and special law districts in applying for funds through the CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.

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