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In The News

CAPCOG releases 2015 flood impact, resiliency report

CAPCOG’s Planning and Economic Development Division recently completed an economic impact and resiliency analysis of the 2015 floods that affected eight counties in the region — Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis, and Williamson. The report summarizes available disaster data from multiple sources and used flood plain modeling to quantify economic impacts and assist communities in prioritizing future mitigation efforts.

AAACAP counselors assist with Medicare open enrollment

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area benefits counselors will be available to help adults living in the CAPCOG ten-county region who are 65 and older navigate through the National Medicare Open Enrollment Period starting Oct. 15 and ending Dec. 7.

Campaign doubles registrations

A region-wide media campaign launched for the September National Preparedness Month nearly doubled the amount of residents who have signed up to receive emergency alerts at and set the stage for continued awareness about the regional notification system.

CAPCOG launches Text to 9-1-1 region wide

The Capital Area Council of Governments has deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide after successfully testing for the region’s 31 public safety answering points, or 9-1-1 call centers, capability to receive and respond to SMS text messages. The service is now activated on the four major cellphone service providers —Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

$7 million available from EPA School Bus Rebate Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for its 2017 School Bus Rebate Program which could provide up to $20,000 per vehicle to replace older school buses and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. The program will take applications until 4 p.m., ET, Tuesday Nov. 14.

$6 million available for alternative fuel, natural gas fueling stations

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) is accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or modifying alternative fueling facilities. The state has made up to $6 million available to individuals, businesses, and governments that qualify.

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Upcoming Events


Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues.


Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

The Law Enforcement Education Committee meets quarterly to provide advice on policies and standards for Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements and specialized or mandated in-service training.


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.


Meeting: GIS Planning Council

The Capital Area Council of Governments Geographic Information Systems Planning Council meets quarterly to discuss and promote the use of GIS throughout the region.


Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting at CAPCOG's Austin offices.


Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, CAPCOG's governing body, meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business.

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