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In The News

Texas General Land Office releases 2015 flood funds

The Texas General Land Office is administering $25.6 million in recovery funds for home and infrastructure projects that were affected by the 2015 floods. The funds also will allow communities to implement mitigation efforts for future disasters.

OOG appropriates $25 million for officer rifle-resistant vest program

The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division made $25 million available to law enforcement agencies to equip peace officers with rifle-resistant body armor through a new grant program. The deadline to apply for funds is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

Care facilities now required to have emergency preparedness plans

Long-term care facilities, hospices and home health agencies receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding must complete disaster planning by November 2017 including a risk assessment and an emergency plan. Emergency managers from Williamson County and its cities are assisting with this requirement, part of new federal rules which took effect at the end of 2016.

Workshop series curbs solid waste cost for communities

A three-part workshop training series explores how local communities can reduce the cost of their solid waste programs by delving into three common issues. Conducted in June, the first workshop in the series, “Full Cost Accounting for Municipal Solid Waste Services,” addressed how collecting data and establishing rates could affect the bottom-line cost of providing solid waste services. The next two workshops, “Cost of Illegal Dumping” and “Commercial Food Waste Collection and Diversion”, will take place on July 26 and Aug. 24 respectively.

Crisis communications training enhances emergency response

Emergency Telecommunicators can receive incident specific crisis communications training through two courses CAPCOG is hosting by popular demand. “Suicide Intervention for 9-1-1 Professionals” and “High Risk!” work to improve communications and awareness skills during high stress incidents and to further ensure a caller’s and/or emergency responders’ safety.

TCEQ seeks municipal waste advisory council members

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is accepting applications for new and vacant positions on the Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council, which addresses issues related to the management and recovery of resources from municipal solid waste programs.

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Upcoming Events


SWREDA Annual Conference

The Southwest Region Economic Development Association (SWREDA) is hosting its annual conference titled Navigating the New Norm. The conference will focus on changing trends in economic development.


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: 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: Aging Advisory Council

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting at CAPCOG Area Agency on Aging's Austin office.


Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

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


Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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