After this weekend’s storms, the Texas Department of Agriculture reminded local governments that state disaster relief funds are available and how those governments should apply for them.
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is encouraging organizations, including small businesses, to submit applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Rebate Grant Program before it closes.
Kari’s Law, signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Friday, requires multi-line telephone systems to have 9-1-1 direct dialing. An inexpensive feature to deploy in most cases, 9-1-1 direct dialing allows for any caller to dial the numbers 9-1-1 to reach a public safety answering point without first entering another number for an outside line. The Capital Area Emergency Communications District is prepared to respond to inquiries from businesses and organizations with multi-line telephone systems.
The Capital Area Council of Governments has launched its first call for GeoMap 2016 projects. GeoMap is a data-collection program run by CAPCOG to obtain expensive, geographic information while saving local dollars. The first call will end May 29.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects to fund that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution.
Before 9-1-1 became a number Burnet County residents could dial to reach an emergency telecommunicator, Vickie Seiley manned two emergency phone lines and five administration lines, all of which could ring at once when residents called county dispatch seeking help.
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.
The Clean Air Coalition will discuss ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the region.
The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee, which convenes the second Wednesday of each month, will meet to hear staff updates and review or approve selected agency business.
The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues.
The Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct a workshop for completing applications for the 2015 Downtown Revitalization and Main Street Funds on June 11. Applications for each fund category will be due October 1, 2015.
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.