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Upcoming Events

TCEQ Alternative Fueling Facilities Program Grant Workshop

9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
TCEQ's Austin Office 
Building E, 2nd Floor, Room 254S
12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) is hosting an grant workshop for the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program, which has made up to $6 million available grants to help defray the costs of building or modifying alternative fueling facilities.

AFFP offsets a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing natural gas or alternative fuels, or the expansion of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities. Eligible fuels for the AFFP include natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, propane, and electricity. Eligible individuals, businesses, and governments must be within the state’s Clean Transportation Zone, which includes seven counties in the CAPCOG region — Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson.

The TCEQ will accept applications until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

> RSVP for a workshop by emailing Camen Gupta, TCEQ Program Coordinator.
> Find other AFFP workshop opportunities.
> Read more about AFFP.
> Learn more about the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
> Find out about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.

Homeland Security Training: Tornado Awareness

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

CAPCOG will host a Tornado Awareness course that strives to increase the understanding of tornado science basics, the weather forecasting process, and the tornado warning process. Attendees will learn concepts of how to better implement safety measures for themselves, their family, and their organizations to prepare for tornado season.

Tornadoes can strike anywhere in the United States with little or no warning. They are capable of causing significant loss of life and billions of dollars in damages. It is important that every community be prepared by understanding tornadoes and their associated dangers.

Who should take this course:

  • Citizen/Community Volunteer 
  • Emergency Management 
  • Emergency Medical Services 
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Hazardous Material
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works

> Register on PreparingTexas.org.

This course is being offered through the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center of the University of Hawaii. It state that there is eligible continuing education from the following organizations:

  • American Planning Association (APA), AICP Members
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), CEM/AEM
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

> See the flyer for more details.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.
> Contact Eric Carter with questions.

Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference: 16th Annual Conference

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6505 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78752
8:30 a.m. doors open | 9 a.m. welcome remarks | lunch is provided

> Register to attend Striking a Balance.

The Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference will bring together local resources and national speakers to aid and educate family caregivers about their own caregiving situations. This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Jane Meier Hamilton, the CEO and Founder of Partners on the Path, LLC, which provides caregiver support programs to businesses that employ caregivers and nonprofits that support caregivers. A nurse for 40 years and family caregiver for 20, Hamilton has created research-based, resilience-building resources to help caregivers remain productive while working and compassionate while caring.

The 16th annual conference also will feature several breakout sessions lead by other caregiving experts and volunteers.

The  Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and AGE of Central Texas host Striking a Balanace Caregiver Conference.

> Learn more about Striking a Balance.
> Read more about AAACAP.
> Discover AAACAP services for caregivers and older Americans.
> Learn about the AGE of Central Texas.

TERP Rebate Grants Program application workshops

Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2017
TCEQ
12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E
Austin, TX 78753

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) scheduled seven Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Rebate Grant Program workshops to provide an overview of program requirements and the application process: One will take place in Austin.

The TCEQ’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program announced its Rebate Grants Program that provides financial incentives to repower or replace older heavy-duty diesel vehicles and select non-road diesel equipment.
The grant program will official open Nov. 30, 2017, and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications may not be submitted at this time; however, TCEQ made draft documents available for would-be applicants to review.

> Check out the draft documents.

A portion of the funding allocated to the Rebate Grants Program will be set aside for applications from entities:

  • that qualify as a small business as further explained in this document; and
  • with vehicles or equipment destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

The final request for applications, application forms and maximum rebate grant amount tables will be available on Nov. 30, 2017. TCEQ is hosting a workshop on the grant's application process in Austin on Dec. 4, 2017 and in several cities around the state before the Austin date.

Austin
1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
TCEQ
12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E
Austin, TX 78753

San Antonio
1:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Southwest Service Center
6927 W. Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78228

Victoria
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
1905 Leary Lane
Victoria, TX 77901

Corpus Christi
1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Coastal Bend COG
2910 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Beaumont
1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
South East Texas Regional Planning Commission
2210 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77703

Houston
6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055

Pasadena
9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center
720 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

> Look for upcoming TERP meetings and workshops.
> Read more about the TERP Rebate Grants Program.
> Contact TERP staff  at 800-919- 8377 or terp@tceq.texas.gov with questions.
> Learn about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.
 

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 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 Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security Director.

2017 Austin Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop

Source: Texas Economic Development Council

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
500 N. Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78701

The Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop are designed specifically for EDC Board Members and local elected officials and include information about economic and community development in general, and changes to the Economic Development Sales Tax Law. The workshops will include a discussion of changes to the Economic Development Sales Tax law that occurred during the 85th session of the Texas Legislature. Workshop attendees will receive Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act certification as a part of this course. Attendees of the Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop will be provided training materials, a light breakfast, and lunch.

This event is being held by the Texas Economic Development Council. Registration costs $175 and there is a registration deadline of Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn more about the Texas Economic Development Council.

CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program workshop

9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

This recommended workshop will assist local governments, public schools and school districts, and general and special law districts apply to receive funding through the CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.

The grant program is estimated to provide $177,766 in pass-through funding to communities in CAPCOG's 10-county region. It uses state funding generated from selected landfill fees, which allows Texas councils of governments such as CAPCOG to support eligible projects within its jurisdiction that help implement the regional solid waste management plan.

Deadline to register is Dec. 6.

> Register for the workshop.
> Find out more about Solid Waste Grant Program.
> Discover the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.

CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program workshop

1-4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, Texas 78744

This recommended workshop will assist local governments, public schools and school districts, and general and special law districts apply to receive funding through the CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.

The grant program is estimated to provide $177,766 in pass-through funding to communities in CAPCOG's 10-county region. It uses state funding generated from selected landfill fees, which allows Texas councils of governments such as CAPCOG to support eligible projects within its jurisdiction that help implement the regional solid waste management plan.

Deadline to register is Dec. 6.

> Register for the workshop.
> Find out more about Solid Waste Grant Program.
> Discover the CAPCOG Solid Waste Program.

State Homeland Security Program Grants Workshop

1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.