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In The News

USDA extends application deadline for grants to help repair housing in rural communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents and has extended the deadline. 

Newest Health and Wellness workshop teaches full course, more programs available

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area’s  first Diabetes Self-Management Program kicked off in January with a full class at the Bluffs Landing Senior Village in Round Rock. But like all of the agency’s Health and Wellness Programs, there is always room for more in communities around the region.

CAPCOG to request air quality grant applications

The Capital Area Council of Governments will start accepting applications for a new local emission reduction grant program in mid-February. The grant will target commuter emission reduction projects and capital investments that reduce emissions in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)— Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

CAPCOG Executive Committee elects officers

The Capital Area Council of Governments Executive Committee elected Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long as its board chair for 2016. Long, who has served on the Executive Committee since 2007, was the committee’s first vice-chair in 2015. The committee elected Hutto Mayor Debbie Holland as its first vice chair. Holland has been on the Executive Committee since 2013 and serves on the Capital Area Economic Development District and the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition. 

CAPCOG committees serve vital role

Seven advisory committees are integral to the program work performed by CAPCOG; their roles vary but ultimately the goal is to make recommendations on regional issues to CAPCOG’s Executive Committee. The committees’ work may include strategic planning, planning specific to a program’s work plan and funding goals, or making recommendations specific to state and federal funding. Some perform technical analysis and planning to assist CAPCOG staff with program implementation.

CAPCOG recognizes Mallia for volunteer service

CAPCOG honored Melinda Mallia, Travis County Natural Resources Division Director, with its second annual volunteer service award.

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Upcoming Events


Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

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


Meeting: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will review the scoring mechanism and the regional budget estimate for the Office of the Govenor Criminal Justice Division grant programs.


Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

The Capital Area Economic Development District is a nonprofit corporation funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The district establishes regional economic development priorities and discusses the regional economy in the Capital Area.


Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

The Capital Area Emergency Communications District's Strategic Advisory Committee will meet to assist in planning and reviewing policies and infrastructure for operating emergency communications.


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.


Homeland Security Training: All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief

CAPCOG is hosting a National Incident Management System and Incident Command System, All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief Course designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective FSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

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