CAPCOG’s downtown development workshop will make the case for why communities that aren’t focusing some of their economic development resources on their downtown are missing an opportunity for new investment, small business development and jobs.
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is still accepting applications for funding consideration under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program, part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
WarnCentralTexas.org is a new web portal launched region wide in May to increase participation for a regional emergency communications tool that sends alerts via text, email or phone calls during a disaster.
The National Council on Aging and GreenPath Financial Wellness joined forces to provide older adults with unbiased reverse mortgage, debt and bankruptcy counseling as well as money management and financial education services.
Illegal trash dumping, air pollution, water pollution, hazmat incidents and incidents involving medical waste that affect the region’s water supply and threaten public health and safety are often criminal environmental activities. So starting this August, every cadet enrolled in CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) will be better equipped to combat such environmental crimes when they are working as commissioned officers.
For every 10 jobs we create in the food production, processing, and distribution sectors, we create roughly another eight jobs elsewhere throughout the local economy. Moreover, 54 cents of every dollar in sales earned by food producers, processors, and distributors gets funneled back into the local economy. There are important opportunities in these sectors that exist for communities in our region, said CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development Director, Chris Schreck.
The Texas Department of Agriculture is conducting two workshops on the Texas Community Development Block Grant program in Austin in July. The first will be held at CAPCOG.
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, in their capacity as Board of Managers of the Capital Area Emergency Communication District (CAECD), will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments during the review and consideration of the continuation of the CAECD and the 9-1-1 emergency services fee
Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the 10-county Texas State Planning Region 12.
The Executive Committee is the governing body for CAPCOG and meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business.
The Capital Area Council of Governments Law Enforcement Education Committee meets quarterly to discuss how to help update and advise on policies and standards for Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements and specialized or mandated in-service training.