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GLO accepts HAP applications in Harvey affected counties

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Applications for the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) are available for all eligible Hurricane Harvey affected counties on the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) website.Homeower Assistance Program Flier. Download flier.

GLO has allocated $1.098 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for rehabilitation and reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Counties in the CAPCOG region in the Hurricane Harvey affected area include Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Lee.

> Visit the GLO website.

HAP helps homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuild their homes. The housing program is administered by the GLO and provides homeowner assistance through:

  • Repairing and rehabilitating homes
  • Reconstruction
  • Improving a damaged home so that it is stronger against natural disasters
  • Elevating homes above flood level
  • Temporary relocation assistance

> Get HAP applications and other information for affected counties in the CAPCOG region.
> Read the HAP Checklist.
> Read the HAP frequently asked questions.
> Pass along the HAP flier.

Eanes, Leander ISDs & Andrews get Air Central Texas Awards

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CAPCOG presented Eanes and Leander Independent School Districts (ISD) and Pharr Andrews, a former Austin Transportation Department employee, with Air Central Texas Awards for their significant contributions to improving the region’s air quality.

Andrews received the 2018 Bill Gill Central Texas Air Quality Leadership Award for her work as Austin’s Air Quality program coordinator. Andrews helped develop each of the region’s air quality plans, served on the Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee, and supported public outreach campaigns including CAPCOG's Air Central Texas and Commute Solutions programs and the CLEAN Air Force's local meteorologist outreach. The Bill Gill award is named after a long time Central Texas air quality advocate and former CAPCOG employee.

Pharr Andrews accepts the Bill Gill Central Texas Air Quality Leadership Award.

Leander and Eanes ISDs received the Air Central Texas Outstanding Organization award for their leadership in purchasing and using propane-fueled school buses. Between the two districts more than 80 buses have been converted from diesel to propane engines. Each converted bus is estimated to reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions by 173 pounds.

Clean Air Coalition Vice Chair and Hays County Commissioner Ray Whisenant (on left) presents the Air Central Texas awards to members of Eanes and Leander Independent School Districts.Clean Air Coalition Vice Chair and Hays County Commissioner Ray Whisenant (on left) presents the Air Central Texas awards to members of Eanes and Leander Independent School Districts.

The Air Central Texas Awards promote community actions supporting the goals of the region’s ongoing air quality planning efforts and celebrate the region's success as the largest region in the nation that is in attainment of all federal air quality standards.

RLEA hosts Remington shotgun, rifle armorer’s courses

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) will host Remington instructors to certify local law enforcement armorers on servicing shotguns and M700 rifles with courses scheduled for March 11 and 13, respectively. A second shotgun course, which is two days, may be offered March 14 if the first course reaches capacity. Each course is being offered to ensure local agencies have the ability to keep these duty weapons serviceable.

“Shotguns are valuable tools for policing agencies and can be utilized to fire many rounds besides buckshot or slugs such as bean bag rounds or breacher rounds; they have been standard issue for a long time,” said Randy Holmes, RLEA director. “These courses are very good and very hands on.”

During each course, an instructor will provide in-depth training on techniques for servicing, inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, disassembling and re-assembling these duty weapons. They also will discuss factory authorized modifications and at the end of the course, agency armorers will be given a weapon to diagnose issues and recommend repairs. CAPCOG annually offers a similar course by GLOCK, but this is its first Remington course.

> Register for the courses.
> Find other RLEA training opportunities.
> Read more about RLEA.

CAPCOG gives Wilkerson Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award

Thursday, January 10, 2019

CAPCOG presented Ray Wilkerson, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority chair, with its 2018 Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award on Dec. 12 at its annual membership meeting at the Austin Wyndham Hotel. Wilkerson was recognized for the significant role he’s played over several years in strengthening the region’s transportation infrastructure and water supply.

Ray Wilkerson, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority chair, speaks about regionalism at CAPCOG's annual membership meeting as Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty listens.

Ray Wilkerson, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority chair, speaks about regionalism at CAPCOG's annual membership meeting as Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty listens.

“Ray has spent decades volunteering and making a difference in Central Texas through his work on critical regional issues; few people have given as much to Central Texas and beyond,” said CAPCOG Executive Committee member and Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long. Wilkerson has been instrumental in expanding the region’s transportation network by working on projects such as US Highway 183 and State Highway 45. He also was a founding member of the Colorado River Alliance, which champions the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement, and he is a former Lower Colorado River Authority chair.

The award is named after former Bastrop County Judge Jack Griesenback who served as CAPCOG’s first chair and the first president of the Texas Association of Regional Councils. It honors those who are pivotal in strengthening the Capital Area and consistently advocate a regional and multijurisdictional approach through their work with local governments and other organizations. Recent recipients include former Hays County Commissioner Will Conley and Texas Representative Paul Workman. Others to receive the award include Texas Senator Kirk Watson; Dr. W. Neal Kocurek; and Robert J Huston, former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality chair.

Hays County EMC earns Phill Parmer Volunteer Award

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

CAPCOG gave Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator and Director Kharley Smith its Phill Parmer Volunteer Award for supporting the region through CAPCOG’s advisory committees, responding to regional disasters, and educating others on training and response best practices.

“Smith is much deserved of the volunteer award due to her exemplary work with school safety and working within many committees at CAPCOG,” said Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security director. “She has a depth of knowledge and experience that is a great value to all her colleagues and peers.”

Hays County Emergency Management Director and Coordinator Kharley Smith (middle right) poses with Hays County Commissioners (from left to right) Walt Smith, Ray Whisenant and Debbie Ingalsbe.

Smith has served numerous years on CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Task Force and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, both which prioritize grant funding and coordinate regional planning efforts. She also has been instrumental in promoting WarnCentralTexas — CAPCOG’s regional notification system — and helped conduct CAPCOG’s School Safety Symposium by sharing information about Hays County’s School Safety Protocol. During 2018, she also assisted with the response to the Hill County Floods in Burnet and Llano counties.

The Phill Parmer Volunteer Award is named after CAPCOG’s longest serving Aging Advisory Council member from Llano County who volunteered as an ombudsman and advocated senior issues in the legislature.

> Read more about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

New Executive Committee Members join the first meeting of the year

Friday, January 04, 2019

The CAPCOG Executive Committee will meet Jan. 9 for its first 2019 meeting with nine new members taking seats on the board after being elected by the agency’s General Assembly. Joining the committee are Caldwell County Judge Hoppy Haden, Fayette County Judge Joe Weber, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham, Williamson County Commissioner Russ Boles, Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, Bee Cave Mayor Monty Parker, Buda Mayor George Haehn, and Texas Representative Terry Wilson, who serves as a non-voting member.

Twenty-five county and municipal elected officials make up the CAPCOG Executive Committee which also serves as the Capital Area Emergency Communications District Board of Managers. The governing body conducts business for the COG regarding budgets, contracts, and general policies and procedures for operating the agency. It convenes at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. The committee will elect it officers at this January meeting. The CAECD Board meets at least quarterly starting in January immediately following the Executive Committee.

> Read more about the Executive Commmittee.
> Learn about the CAECD.

AAACAP, ADRC partner with Austin Energy Plus 1 program

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

The City of Austin awarded CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging (AAACAP) and Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area an Austin Energy Financial Support Plus 1 Program partnership allowing CAPCOG to provide additional income support to Austin area clients and expand other income support dollars throughout the region.

As part of the Plus 1 Program, AAACAP and ADRC are allocated up to $30,000 in financial pledges to assist their clients, who meet eligibility requirements, in eliminating past due utility debt owed to Austin Energy. There are many reasons older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers can fall behind on utility payments such as suddenly paying for in-home care or the unexpected cost of a hospital visit caused by a fall. “These funds continue AAACAP and the ADRC’s mission of making those individuals more self-sufficient by getting them the resources they need,” said Siena Lindemann, AAACAP assistant director.

CAPCOG receives other limited funding from state and federal resources for providing income support with essential needs, such as gas and electric utility payments, and uses it to not just pay a single bill but help people develop a long-term sustainable plan. “The Plus 1 Program enhances our ability to help people throughout all our communities as our income support funds go fast,” said Patty Bordie, AAACAP director.

> Read more about AAACAP.
> Read more about ADRC.

TNRIS finishes 2018 StratMap, Capital Area Orthoimagery Project

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap) released 12- and 6-inch orthoimagery of the region from CAPCOG’s 2018 Capital Area Orthoimagery Project. CAPCOG coordinated the regional project through StratMap’s cooperative purchasing program to generate cost savings for local jurisdictions.

> Get the data.

Each year, CAPCOG acquires 12-inch orthoimagery as part of its emergency communications program to provide accurate 9-1-1 mapping across the region; local jurisdictions can participate by purchasing the acquisition of higher resolution imagery. Since orthoimagery is scale-corrected, it is a valuable tool for planning and engineering purposes depending on its resolution. Orthoimagery is the same as a map and can used to create GIS vector data. For more than a decade, CAPCOG has coordinated orthoimagery purchases through its GeoMap program, which has saved the region and it partners millions of dollars; coordinating the purchases through StratMap has realized additional savings.

The 2019 Capital Area Orthoimagery Project is in the flight preparation stages. It will be flown during winter leaf-off conditions, typically between mid-December and mid-February. This data is expected to be released in Fall 2019. CAPCOG also will coordinate the 2020 project through the StratMap Program; a call for local projects will take place in the Spring of 2019. CAPCOG recommends local jurisdictions evaluate the cost of other geospatial products such as LIDAR — laser measured imagery used for topographic mapping — through the StratMap Program for possible cooperative purchasing savings.

> Read more about StratMap and the orthoimagery project.

CAPCOG promotes caregiving programs in AARP virtual fair

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, participated in AARP’s Online CareFair as one of eight organizations from Texas. The virtual fair allowed family caregivers from ten states to learn about local resources available for improving their own and loved one’s quality of life.

“When we start caregiving, it is often the first time we realize we can’t do it all,” said Siena Lindemann, AAACAP assistant director. “Most family caregivers who care for older adults have many obligations, such as caring for children and working. Events like the Online CareFair show people they are not alone, and that government and nonprofit agencies can help support their caregiving experience.”

As the only Area Agency on Aging from Texas in the fair, CAPCOG shared information about services such as its Caregiver Support Program which provides caregiver respite, helps develop long-term care plans, and assess caregiving situations. CAPCOG also answered questions about its programs and directed residents to their local Area Agency on Aging during the virtual fair’s live session.

AARP’s Online CareFair gave caregivers a greater opportunity to connect with organizations such as AAACAP since people could attend from anywhere with an internet connection and directly interact with the attending organizations as well as a webinar series on topics such as “Prepare to Care: Tips for First-Time Caregivers” and “Tips for Working Caregivers”.

> View a non-live version of the fair until mid-February.
> Get information about AAACAP programs.

TWDB opens SWIFT applications

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will accept short, preliminary applications for the 2019 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program, which assists communities in developing and optimizing water supplies, until Feb. 1, 2019.

The short, preliminary applications may be submitted via the TWDB’s online application system or by paper copy. These applications provide information used to complete a prioritization of projects. TWBD will then invite project, which received priority, to submit a complete application including a detailed financial, legal, engineering, and environmental review.  To be eligible for SWIFT program financial assistance, projects must be recommended in the 2017 State Water Plan. 

The SWIFT program helps communities develop and optimize water supplies at cost-effective rates by providing low-interest financing, extended repayment terms, deferral of repayments, and incremental repurchase terms for projects with state ownership aspects. It also includes additional interest rate subsidies for rural and agricultural projects. 

TWDB opened the application process for SWIFT on Dec. 13, 2018. 

> Submit an online application.
> Get a paper application.
> Learn more about SWIFT.
> Learn more about TWDB.

CAPCOG hosts elected officials emergency management course

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division will host the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Public Officials Workshop which introduces county judges and commissioners, mayors and city council members, and other elected and appointed officials to emergency management in Texas. The workshop will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at CAPCOG’s offices 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin.

The 3-hour course, which is mandatory for newly elected county judges and mayors, addresses the legal authorities for emergency management in Texas; the local, state, and federal organization for emergency management; the local emergency management functions; the local responsibilities during the four phases of emergency management – mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; and the emergency management program activities, such as planning, training, and exercising. There is no cost to attend this valuable training.
Contact CAPCOG Homeland Security for more information at homelandsecuritystaff@capcog.org or register at preparingtexas.org. Registering will provide a Texas Division of Emergency Management certificate and satisfies the Emergency Management requirement for public officials.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn more about the Homeland Security Division.

CTRMA Chair receives CAPCOG Regionalism Award

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CAPCOG presented Ray Wilkerson, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority chair, with its 2018 Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award on Wednesday at its annual membership meeting.

“Ray has spent decades volunteering and making a difference in Central Texas through his work on critical regional issues,” said CAPCOG Executive Committee member and Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long, who presented the award to Wilkerson. “Few people have given as much to Central Texas and beyond as Ray Wilkerson. I am honored to congratulate my friend and mentor on receiving the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award for 2018.”

The award is named after a former Bastrop County judge who served as CAPCOG’s first chair in 1970 and then became the first president of the Texas Association of Regional Councils — the state association representing Texas’ 24 councils of governments. It honors a person who plays a pivotal role in strengthening the Capital Area through their actions and who consistently advocates a regional and multijurisdictional approach through their work with local governments and other organizations. Wilkerson has been instrumental in expanding the regional transportation network by working on projects such as US Highway 183 and State Highway 45. He also is a member of the Colorado River Foundation Tributary League Endowment and Colorado River Land Trust. He was a founding member of the Colorado River Alliance, which champions the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement, and is a former Lower Colorado River Authority chair.

“Regionalism is going to be the only success of what is going to make Central Texas work, transportation is not for one city it is for everybody…” Wilkerson said. “Let’s continue to work together, so that we understand regional is a word in everything we are talking about, and it is not just one area.”

Other Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism award recipients include Texas Senator Kirk Watson; Texas Representative Paul Workman; Dr. W. Neal Kocurek; Robert J Huston, former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality chair; former Texas Senator Troy Fraser; former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos; and Bob Daigh, former Texas Department of Transportation Austin District Engineer.

> Read more about Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award.

Commute Solutions networking event shares strategies

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The CAPCOG Commute Solutions Program and the City of Austin Transportation Department will host the second annual Commute Solutions Networking Luncheon on Dec. 17, so program partners can learn more about reducing traffic congestion and sustainable transportation options in the Capital Area.

The luncheon will feature discussions about important updates to Commute Solutions programs, Austin’s Strategic Mobility Plan, and Capital Metro’s Project Connect and RideShare programs. It also will let partnering organizations discuss barriers/issues with promoting sustainable commuting within their organization and learn how others may have dealt with similar issues.

While CommuteSolutions.com is a one-stop resource for sustainable commuting options in the Capital Area, the networking luncheon provides our partners with a one-stop event to learn more about the future of their commutes, how to reduce traffic and transportation cost, and improve the region’s air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the road.

> Read more about Commute Solutions.
> Go to CommuteSolutions.com.

AAACAP helps care managers Untangle Alzheimer’s with seminar

Friday, December 07, 2018

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a CAPCOG division, will host Dr. Tam Cummings for her Untangling Alzheimer’s seminar so professional care-manager organizations and AAACAP partners can learn how to better recognize dementia related issues and recommend resources to people with dementia and their caregivers. The seminar will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310 Suite 165 in Austin.

Cummings, a nationally recognized gerontologist and dementia expert, will cover topics such as the stages of dementia, the eight most common forms of dementia, behaviors of the disease, and caregiver stress. AAACAP selected such topics so care-manager organizations can have more accurate knowledge about dementia and share information about the disease in their local communities. Cummings, who has spoken at previous AAACAP events, has worked in dementia communities for more than two decades and is dedicated and passionate about helping people learn about dementia care. She has authored, “Untangling Alzheimer’s, the Guide for Families and Professionals”.

> Register to attend the seminar.
> Learn more about AAACAP.

Aging Services extends hand to area nonprofits and other organizations

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

CAPCOG’s Aging Services is conducting a second Your Partner workshop after the initial workshop was highly attended. The workshop is a comprehensive overview of the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area services, so care managers and helping professionals can be better informed about resources for older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers. The second Your Partner workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m., Jan. 11, 2019 at CAPCOG, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin.

“It is wonderful to partner with so many folks from our region that perform a variety of tasks,” said Aging Services Assistant Director Siena Lindemann about the more than 45 people in attendance at the first workshop in October. “It takes a lot of us as a community to support older adults and those with disabilities. This workshop lets them see how our piece of the puzzle fits into what they do.”

During the workshop, each program in the division discusses its services and specific avenues for referral and access; some program areas include health and wellness, care coordination, housing navigation, ombudsman, and informational referral. Workshop attendees also get a chance to ask questions about how their organizations can interact and benefit from the services. The workshop also lets attendees network with professionals in similar fields.

> Learn about CAPCOG's Aging Services Division.
> Register for the Your Partner workshop.

GIS Program assists with early Hill Country flooding analysis

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services’ GIS Program assisted the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Llano County with determining height estimations for the Rural Road 2900 bridge reconstruction and disaster debris cleanup efforts through mapping and data collection shortly after the Hill Country floods.

“We are here to help in whatever way we can, especially during emergencies,” said Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager. “The CAPCOG GIS team often conducts robust geospatial analysis, but assisting with data collection and dissemination should lead to a swifter recovery and mitigation.” 

For TxDOT, CAPCOG GIS obtained the 50-yr and 100-yr flood elevations and hydrologic discharge, or water-flow, rates from the current FEMA Flood Insurance Study for the Llano River very near where the 2900 bridge to Kingsland washed away. This baseline data will be used with other analysis to begin design for a new bridge. For Llano County, the GIS Program plotted damage assessment data collected in the field using global positioning system (GPS) receivers on a county map according to severity. Creating such a map can assist with prioritizing cleanup and recovery efforts as well as record-keeping for potential financial assistance.

> Read more about the GIS Program.

CAPCOG launches Water Central Texas to consolidate info

Thursday, November 15, 2018

CAPCOG has created a virtual clearinghouse of regional water information as a resource for local governments to find information about water issues throughout the region and state that could impact their jurisdictions and policy discussions they may be having. The clearinghouse, Water Central Texas, is available at watercentraltexas.org.

Providing available information on planning, funding, case studies and reports will hopefully create a one-stop-shop; the site’s data is also meant to support existing water planning groups and initiatives. Water Central Texas features CAPCOG presentations and data analyses of the state water plan; a regional map of water authorities, districts and management areas; resources about water levels and conservation tips and guides; and flood prevention orders and studies. CAPCOG plans to continually expand collected information on best practices and case studies for water system conservation and flood mitigation as well as provide a list of funding resources that assist with implementing water management planning measures and infrastructure. CAPCOG also is interested in posting studies done by local governments that could be shared.

> If there is other information that would be helpful, contact Christiane Alepuz in the Regional Planning and Services Division.
> Go to watercentraltexas.org.

CAPCOG General Assembly to receive legislative preview

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The CAPCOG General Assembly will conduct its annual membership meeting on Dec. 12 to elect the 2019 Executive Committee and hear a preview of the 86th Texas Legislative Session from state legislators serving in our region. The meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Austin, 3401 S, Interstate 35 in Austin.

Prior to every Texas legislative session, CAPCOG brings together a panel of state representatives to discuss key issues that could impact cities, counties and other forms of local governments. Topics discussed during previous General Assembly meetings have included regional transportation infrastructure, public safety, property taxes, the state budget, higher education and workforce training. 

CAPCOG has already emailed a list of proposed county and city officials for the Executive Committee elections; however, a final version will be sent with the meetings’ agenda due to contested local elections on Nov. 6. CAPCOG also will announce the recipients of this years’ Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award, that recognizes a person’s pivotal role in strengthening the region through their actions; the Phill Parmer Volunteer Award; the Bill Gill Central Texas Air Quality Leadership Award, and the Air Central Texas Outstanding Organization Award.

> RSVP for the General Assembly meeting.
> Learn more about the General Assembly.

Economic resiliency project receives national award

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) awarded CAPCOG the Aliceann Wohlbruck Innovation Award for its Disaster Resiliency & Recovery in the Texas Capital Area, The Economic Impact and Local Response to the 2015 Memorial Day Disaster Event report. The report collected damage assessments from the flood in Wimberley and Hays County to quantify the disaster’s economic impact; it also estimated how such a flood would affect other areas in the region to plan for future resiliency projects.

“It is great to be recognized for the work we are doing to make the region more resilient,” said Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services (RPS) director. “This reflects the quality of CAPCOG’s economic resiliency efforts throughout the region in not only its analytical reporting but in helping communities identify projects and apply for economic recovery funds.”

Since the report was completed, CAPCOG has dedicated more resources to providing technical and analytical assistance for projects that mitigate economic damages from Hurricane Harvey and the 2018 Hill Country floods. It’s also helping communities determine what future infrastructure projects could prevent or limit economic disruption caused by businesses closing during and after disasters. This work has been funded by the U.S. Economic Development Agency.
“The Aliceann Wohlbruck Innovation Award demonstrates the value of regional development organizations and highlights their critical role in promoting economic development,” said Doug Elliott, the 2017-2018 NADO president and East Central Iowa Council of Governments executive director.

> Read the report.
> Learn more about the Planning and Economic Development program. 

Homeland Security sets mandatory grant workshops

Monday, November 05, 2018

CAPCOG will hold two mandatory workshops for local jurisdictions seeking State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funding, which has funded projects and public safety equipment such as regional training exercises, disaster planning, command vehicles, hazardous material and SWAT team gear. The workshops will be at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 9:30 a.m.. Dec. 13 at CAPCOG, 6800 Burleson Road Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin.

CAPCOG anticipates between $1.3 and $1.4 million in SHSP funds will be allocated to the region for the upcoming year. While funds are awarded to local jurisdictions, part of CAPCOG’s ranking criteria is that projects and equipment can be deployed regionally. Workshop attendees will learn about the program’s application process, state and federal rules, supporting documentation, and key dates for the program. As part of this grant process, CAPCOG provides the state with a ranked funding recommendation, but the Office of Governor selects which projects will receive funding.

> Register for a grant workshop.
> Learn more about the grant process.

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