Using funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), CAPCOG is in the beginning stages of mitigation and resiliency planning for communities in the eight counties affected by the May 2015 storms — Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis, and Williamson.
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The Texas Water Development Board announced it will accept applications for the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (Swift) that helps finance water projects.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold seven grant application workshops for its Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) program throughout December to include one Austin workshop.
Seniors can face difficult decisions when changing their Medicare plans during the federal program’s open enrollment period. The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area Medicare benefit counselors can aid beneficiaries in determining which plan options may best fulfill their needs.
The Capital Area Council of Governments proclaimed it is joining many communities around the nation who recognize November as National Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) will discuss the anticipated funding the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will receive from the passing of Proposition 7 as it relates to regional transportation infrastructure projects.
The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee is holding a planning meeting at the Capital Area Council of Governments' offices to review the Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan.
Learn about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes in Central Texas at this Dec. 3 training presented by the Capital Area Regional Environmental 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.
The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee, which convenes the second Wednesday of each month, will meet to review or approve selected agency business.
State Senator Kirk Watson will be the guest speaker this year. The former Austin city mayor will discuss the importance of regionalism. CAPCOG Economic Development Manager, Chris Schreck, will give a state of the region presentations. And the General Assembly will elect the 2016 Executive Committee.
CAPCOG is offering a 2-hour workshop that will explain why an economic development cost-benefit analysis should be conducted and look at the return on investment, which is not limited to direct and indirect revenue streams from a project but also broader goals. It will discuss various methods for conducting different types of analyses and why a formal policy is important to provide a foundation for negotiations with an economic development prospect.