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Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

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Regional Review Committee (RRC)

The Capital Area Regional Review Committee (RRC) was created as a voluntary, unincorporated association by the Governor of Texas. All 24 of the state's regional councils maintain an RRC. CAPCOG's RRC assists the Texas Department of Agriculture in reviewing funding applications submitted within the CAPCOG ten-county region under the Texas Community Development Fund. It also helps determine regional priorities for funding and develops the scoring criteria in the "Project Types," "Need/Distress" and "Resources" categories.


The group comprises 12 appointed commissioners including a chair. Former Mayor Caroline Murphy of Bee Cave, a member and past chair of CAPCOG's Executive Committee, was appointed as the RRC's presiding officer in February 2014.

> Get the membership roster.


CAPCOG’s Regional Review Committee Guidebook for the 2017-2018 Texas Community Development Block Grant Program provides eligible applicants from the CAPCOG region with the application guidelines necessary to be scored under the RRC scoring criteria. The program call date will be announced in the future by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).

> Read the 2017-2018 Regional Review Committee Guidebook.
> Read the TDA's 2017-18 Regional Review Committee Training and Scoring Guidelines.
> Read the 2017-18 guidelines' Attachment A.
> For more information, visit the Texas Department of Agriculture's website.


The RRC meets every two years, in accordance with the biennial funding cycle.

Next meeting

CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Grant Opportunities

Small Town Environmental Program (STEP)

Before communities submit STEP applications, which open for submission on Feb. 1 2018, they must first submit a letter of interest and schedule a Town Hall meeting with TDA. Communities interested in submitting can submit their letter of interest and contact TDA to schedule a town hall meeting now. A Community Assessment must also be completed after the town hall meeting, but before an application is submitted. Contact TDA for the Community Assessment form.

The amount available for the 2018 Program Year is $700,000. The STEP Fund is:

  • Available for water and sewer infrastructure improvements utilizing self-help methods
  • Must demonstrate a 40 percent cost savings off the retail construction price by using volunteer labor and material resources 
  • Must demonstrate strong local participation
  • Overall construction and implementation must be performed predominately by community volunteer workers

> Get more information about STEP.


> Contact Ken May, CAPCOG regional program coordinator.