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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. 

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.

Solid waste grants applications available for industry review

The Capital Area Council of Governments posted all 25 CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program applications, which local entities submitted to receive funding during the 2016-17 grant cycle, on so private industry groups can review the applications. 

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Upcoming Events


Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the governing body for CAPCOG and 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 metropolitan statistical area.


TDA Infrastructure and Real Estate Program grant workshop

The Office of Rural Affairs at the Texas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the 2016 Texas Capital Fund – Infrastructure and Real Estate Program application availability. A workshop and webinar will be held to provide technical assistance for applicants and grant recipients.


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.

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