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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 honored Melinda Mallia, Travis County Natural Resources Division Director, with its second annual volunteer service award.
The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.