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Austin, TX 78744

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Upcoming Events

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Wyndham Garden Austin
3401 South IH 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78741

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business. The 28-member committee, which largely comprises of city and county elected officials, provides direction to CAPCOG staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures for managing the agency.

> Download past and present CAPCOG Executive Committee agendas and minutes.
> Explore CAPCOG's Executive Committee.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon: CAPCOG General Assembly

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Wyndham Garden Austin
3401 South IH 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78741

General Assembly Representatives and CAPCOG Advisory Committee members are welcome to attend the CAPCOG December General Assembly Meeting.

During the meeting, General Assembly Representatives also will elect the 2018 Executive Committee, and CAPCOG will announce the recipients of the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award and the CAPCOG Volunteer Service Award.

> RSVP to attend the December General Assembly Meeting.
> Explore CAPCOG's General Assembly.
> Contact Mason Canales for more informaiton.

State Homeland Security Program Grants Workshop

9:30 a.m.-noon, Dec. 15, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Conference Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310 Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

This pre-application, required workshop is part of the FY 2018 State Homeland Security Grant Program.

Conducted by CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division, the workshop will review what applicants can expect for the FY 2018 SHSP application process including:

  • Who can apply and what activities are eligible for funding
  • Application requirements and supporting documentation
  • Applicable federal and state rules, regulations and certifications required of applicants
  • Key dates and deadlines

If a jurisdiction does not send a representative to the workshop and submits an application(s), the jurisdiction will be ranked in the lowest tier.

Entities that anticipate applying for grant funding only need to attend one workshop.

> Register for the workshop.
> Read more about the State Homeland Security Program.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

CAPCOG Holiday

CAPCOG will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26 for the holiday.

CAPCOG Holiday

CAPCOG's offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, for the holiday.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 (or upon adjournment of the Executive Committee).
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

Hear updates on the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, which oversees 9-1-1 services to local governments in the ten-county Texas State Planning Region 12.  The Capital Area Emergency Communications District is the region's 9-1-1 district as established by state legislation.

> Get the present and past agendas and minutes for the CAECD Board of Managers meetings.
> Explore the Capital Area Emergency Communications District.
> Learn more about CAPCOG's Executive Committee.

Mandatory Criminal Justice Grant Writing Workshop

1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Leander Police Department Common Room
705 Leander Drive
Leander, Texas 78641

> Register for the Mandatory Criminal Justice Workshop.

CAPCOG is conducting a mandatory grant writing workshop for entities applying for Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) funding opportunities for plan year 2019 in the following programs: General Victim Assistance Program, Violence Against Women Justice and Training Projects, Juvenile Justice Grant Program, and Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).

The workshop will cover who is eligible to apply, eligible activities, application requirements, funding periods, regulations, certifications and other grant rules for each funding source.

This is one of two workshops grant applicants can attend.

CAPCOG also will provide instructions about completing grant applications and how applications will be scored.

Please note if your organization plans to apply for any of the criminal justice grants, your attendance at one of the grant writing workshops is mandatory. Failing to attend a grant writing workshop and submitting an application, means your application will be deemed ineligible by CJD.

> Register for the Jan. 10, 2018 workshop.
> Read more about the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities.

Mandatory Criminal Justice Grant Writing Workshop

1-4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

> Register for the Mandatory Criminal Justice Grant Workshop.

CAPCOG is conducting a mandatory grant writing workshop for entities applying for Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) funding opportunities for plan year 2019 in the following programs: General Victim Assistance Program, Violence Against Women Justice and Training Projects, Juvenile Justice Grant Program, and Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).

The workshop will cover who is eligible to apply, eligible activities, application requirements, funding periods, regulations, certifications and other grant rules for each funding source.

This is one of two workshops grant applicants can attend.

CAPCOG also will provide instructions about completing grant applications and how applications will be scored. 

Please note if your organization plans to apply for any of the criminal justice grants, your attendance at one of the grant writing workshops is mandatory. Failing to attend a grant writing workshop and submitting an application, means your application will be deemed ineligible by CJD.

> Register for the Jan. 11, 2018 workshop.
> Read more about the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, funding opportunities.

Aging Health and Wellness Program: Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop

1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Seton Medical Center Williamson, Learning Center 3
201 Seton Parkway
Round Rock, Texas 78665

CAPCOG through the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) is conducting a Chronic Pain Self–Management Education workshop, developed at Stanford, for adults 60 years of age or older experiencing chronic pain.

Participants will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Moving easy exercise and nutrition for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals

This workshop meets weekly for 6 weeks for 2.5 hours. It will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 2018.

> Register for the workshop.
> Read the workshop flyer.
> Learn about the AAACAP Health and Wellness Program.

Meeting: Solid Waste Advisory Committee

9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Get updates on regional solid waste issues at this meeting, open to the public. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, formed in 1993, helps coordinate and guide implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. The committee, whose membership includes representatives from across the greater Austin metropolitan area, also scores and prioritizes applications for solid waste grant funds.

> Contact Ken May, Regional Services regional program coordinator.
> Learn more about the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30-3 p.m., Wendesday, Jan. 24, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

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.

> Discover more information about the Capital Area Emergency Communications District.

Meeting: GIS Planning Council

9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments Geographic Information Systems Planning Council meets quarterly to discuss and promote the use of GIS throughout the region.

> Contact Craig Eissler, CAPCOG GIS program manager.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting.

CAPCOG's Aging Advisory Council, a voluntary association, assists the Area Agency on Aging in developing, implementing, reviewing and updating an area plan to serve the region's elderly community members.

> Contact Michelle Davis, Area Agency on Aging administrative assistant.
> Learn more about the Aging Advisory Council.

Fall Prevention Among Seniors: A Matter of Balance Coach Certification Training

12:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area will teach prospective volunteers on how to coach seniors on preventing themselves from falling and becoming injured.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern. It is based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University.

> Register to join the eight-hour A Matter of Balance Coaches training.
> Learn more about A Matter of Balance.
> Get the flyer for the training course.
> Discover the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the region at the Clean Air Coalition's next session. The coalition, comprised of elected officials from the five-county metropolitan statistical area — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, works to help the region reduce ozone pollution and comply with federal ozone standards.

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, Regional Services Division director.
> Learn more about the coalition.

Homeland Security Training: All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Fayette County Agriculture Building
255 Svoboda Lane
La Grange, Texas 78945

CAPCOG is hosting an All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters workshop that will provide tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters, such as fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure, involving animals in rural communities.

The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia and carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, federal support available during recovery, and unique considerations for conducting jurisdictional assessments and mapping evacuation routes. All content will be presented in a blended learning style in which introductory material will be delivered online and hands-on, problem-solving activities will be completed in small groups at a one-day instructor lead training.

People in the following fields would benefit from taking this course:

  • Animal Emergency Services 
  • Agricultural Safety 
  • Citizen/Community Volunteers 
  • Emergency Management 
  • Emergency Medical Services 
  • Fire Service 
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Private/Corporate Security & Safety 
  • Veterinarians & Vet Techs

Please register by Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 as a minimum of 30 registrants is required to confirm the class will be held.

> Register for the workshop.

The course consists of a four-hour web-based portion and an eight-hour instructor-led portion. The pre-test and much of the course content are presented in the web-based portion of the course. The instructor-led portion will consist of table-top problem-solving activities that are based on the web-based content. The post-test at the end of the instructor-led course will cover both portions of the course.

Please complete the online WBT by Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

> Find more information about the web-portion of the course.
> Register for the workshop.
> Download the workshop flyer.
> Read more about the Homeland Security Division.
 

Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX  78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments Law Enforcement Education Committee meets quarterly to provide advice on policies and standards for Basic Peace Officer Course entrance requirements and specialized or mandated in-service training.

> Learn more about the LEEC.
> For questions, contact Mary Ramirez.

Homeland Security Training: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, March 13-14, 2018
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
607 N. Vandeveer Street, Suite 100
Burnet, Texas 78611

CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division is hosting a 16-hour, Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals course in Burnet. The course is designed to educate small and rural community public safety personnel, as well as local officials, regarding security concerns and considerations involved with planning any event. It enables participants to recognize and plan adequate strategies and security measures to prevent or mitigate security incidents which may occur during scheduled events. The course reinforces the importance and magnitude of security planning required to execute a safe and effective event regardless of the size.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • guiding principles for event security
  • fundamentals of risk assessment (risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments)
  • key components of event security planning such as MOAs, emer¬gency action plans, resource requirements, communications, etc.
  • role of actionable security intelligence
  • decision-based video scenarios to practice planning for potential incidents, hazards, and exposures
  • event planning exercise

> Register at PreparingTexas.org.
> Learn about the Homeland Security Division.