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Austin, TX 78744

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Upcoming Events

Meeting: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the Office of the Govenor Criminal Justice Division grant programs.

> Read about the CJAC and get the agenda.
> Contact Matt Holderread, criminal justice program specialist.

Meeting: Criminal Justice Stakeholders

1-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
CAPCOG Cedar Room - Please use the CAPCOG training entrance.
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

> Register to attend the meeting.

CAPCOG and its Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) are preparing for the upcoming grant cycle for the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division's Plan Year 2020. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG's Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. At the meeting, stakeholders will hear a presentation on relevant criminal justice data and discuss priorities with other stakeholders. Stakeholders will be asked to come up with priorities in different areas of criminal justice, as well as identify the top five priorities for the region.

> Review the current plan.

> Read more about the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program.
> Contact Matt Holderread.

Due to meeting space limitations, CAPCOG must limit attendance to 40 per meeting. Please register to reserve your seat. If you are unable to attend either meeting but wish to be involved, please complete the below survey by Wednesday, Sept. 19. Organizations that attend the stakeholder meetings will receive points on their application score sheets used to help the CJAC make funding recommendations.

> Take the survey.

Meeting: Criminal Justice Stakeholders

9-noon, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

> Register to attend the meeting.

CAPCOG and its Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) are preparing for the upcoming grant cycle for the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division's Plan Year 2020. They are seeking input to update CAPCOG's Regional Strategic Criminal Justice Plan. At the meeting, stakeholders will hear a presentation on relevant criminal justice data and discuss priorities with other stakeholders. Stakeholders will be asked to come up with priorities in different areas of criminal justice, as well as identify the top five priorities for the region.

> Review the current plan.

> Read more about the CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program.
> Contact Matt Holderread.

Due to meeting space limitations, CAPCOG must limit attendance to 40 per meeting. Please register to reserve your seat. If you are unable to attend either meeting but wish to be involved, please complete the below survey by Wednesday, Sept. 20. Organizations that attend the stakeholder meetings will receive points on their application score sheets used to help the CJAC make funding recommendations.

> Take the survey.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
CAPCOG Pecan Meeting Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

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 Homeland Security Task Force is a 27 member board that facilitates regional homeland security activities among local jurisdictions to include planning, training, funding and mutual aid partnerships.

> Read more about the Homeland Security Task Force.
> Contact Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization

9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues. During this meeting, State Representative Celia Israel will brief the CARTPO Board on the House Transportation Committee’s interim charges, the work the committee has done thus far, and what to expect for the coming legislative session.

> Contact Chris Schreck, Planning and Ecomonic Development director.
> Learn about CARTPO.

Hands-On Skills Workshop for Family Caregivers

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8 2018
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
4800 Convict Hill Road
Austin, Texas 78749

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and Caregiving Café are hosting a Hands-On Skills Workshop for Family Caregivers that will provide skills demonstrations for transferring, gait training, positioning, bathing tips, nutrition, feeding, oral hygiene and more.

Home health, physical therapy, dental and nutrition experts will share invaluable tips and techniques for safe hands-on caregiving. Other presentations will be delvered on topics including dementia strategies, mindful movement and compassion fatigue. This workshop is to help take care of you as you care for others.

> Register to attend the workshop.
> Learn more about the Area Agency on Aging.
> Read about the Caregiving Café.

Board of Managers Meeting: Capital Area Emergency Communications District

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 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.

Meeting: CAPCOG Executive Committee

10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business. The 29-member committee, 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.

> Get the Executive Committee's upcoming agenda, past agendas and the minutes.
> Discover more about the CAPCOG Executive Committee.

Your Partner In Serving Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities & Caregivers

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Capital Area Council of Governments - Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Rd Bldg 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

This free workshop is for nonprofit, healthcare, government professional care managers. It will include an overview of the many services and resources provided by the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.

Topics to be covered will include:

Public Benefits
Nutrition and Senior Center Supports
Information and Referral Services for Persons with Disabilities and older Adults
Care Coordination
Caregiver Support
Medication Screening
Long-Term Care Application Process
Health and Wellness Education Programs
Ombudsman Services for Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

> Register to attend.

While designed for care managers from nonprofits, healthcare, and government agencies, this workshop benefits a variety of groups to include other service providers and referral partners.

> Learn more about the Area Agency on Aging.
> Read about the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

TPWD Grant Workshops: Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will accept applications for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) beginning Sept. 17 with a Feb, 1, 2019 deadline. It is conducting a grant writing workshop on Oct. 23, 2018 in Austin to help governments and organizations apply.

Tax-exempt organizations and local governments are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to fund programs meeting the Texas Parks and Wildlife mission. Grants are available to applicants introducing non-traditional constituents to TPWD related outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental education programs. Applications will only be accepted through TPWD’s Recreation Grants Online portal.

> Go to the portal.

CO-OP staff are providing grant writing workshops to discuss program requirements, the application process and applicant questions. Applicants are encouraged to review the CO-OP Program Guidelines located in the Resources section in Recreation Grants Online.

> Review the guidelines.

TPWD will hold grant workshops at the following locations and times:

8:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17
Tiwa Multicultural Center,
11200 B Santos Sanchez St, 
Socorro, TX 79927

1-4 p.m., Oct. 23
TPWD Headquarters, Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744

1:30-4 p.m., Dec. 7
Holiday Inn Marina in Corpus Christi
Marina View Room, 707 N. Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

> Register for a workshop.

For those unable to attend a grant workshops, a webinar will be hosted from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 14. 

> Register for the Webinar.

Meeting: CAECD Strategic Advisory Committee

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Emergency Communications District Strategic Advisory Committee will meet to assist in planning and reviewing policies and infrastructure for operating emergency communications.

> Contact BT Saucedo for more information. 
> Discover more information about the Capital Area Emergency Communications District.

ADRC Training: Veteran Peer Support Network

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30
CAPCOG – Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

Join CAPCOG and its Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area for a training about supporting active military personnel, veterans and their family members through mentorship and guidance. The Military Veteran Peer Network will lead an entry level course to raise awareness of the issues facing the military and veteran communities.

Participants will become state sponsored peer mentors with the Military Veteran Peer Network after completing the eight-hour training that is designed to provide volunteers with frontline intervention tools addressing immediate basic needs of veterans.

The Military Veteran Peer Network is a community of Texas veterans, active duty personnel, their families and the organizations that serve them. Besides offering mentorship, the group helps provide access to services and resources available to veterans.

> Register for the training.
> Learn more about the ADRC.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

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 Homeland Security Task Force is a 27-member board that facilitates regional homeland security activities among local jurisdictions to include planning, training, funding and mutual aid partnerships.

> Read more about the Homeland Security Task Force.
> Contact Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 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, which also will include committee updates and staff reports. 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.
> Explore the Aging Advisory Council.

Meeting: Law Enforcement Education Committee

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

The 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 Terri Kroeger.

Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

The Capital Area Economic Development District, a nonprofit corporation funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, establishes regional economic development priorities in the capital area. Members are drawn from local governments, economic and workforce development organizations, educational institutions, labor interests and the private sector.

> Learn more about the CAEDD.
> Contact Chris Schreck, CAPCOG Planning and Economic Development director.

Meeting: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 (or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
CAPCOG Lantana
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition comprises of elected officials from the five-county MSA — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, Regional Services Division director.
> Learn more about the Clean Air Coalition.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

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 Homeland Security Task Force is a 27-member board that facilitates regional homeland security activities among local jurisdictions to include planning, training, funding and mutual aid partnerships.

> Read more about the Homeland Security Task Force.
> Contact Kate Barrett with questions.

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
CAPCOG - Pecan
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

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 Homeland Security Task Force is a 27-member board that facilitates regional homeland security activities among local jurisdictions to include planning, training, funding and mutual aid partnerships.

> Read more about the Homeland Security Task Force.
> Contact Kate Barrett with questions.