Year: 2019

Homeland Security schedules mandatory grant workshops

CAPCOG will conduct three mandatory grant workshop for local jurisdictions planning to apply for 2020 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funding, which provides money for disaster planning, regional training exercises, and public safety tactical and response equipment. A fourth workshop

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General Assembly meeting to recognize regionalism efforts

CAPCOG will announce this year’s recipient of the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award along with other regional honors during its General Assembly Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Austin Marriott South, 4415 South I-35 in

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CAPCOG estimates $224,000 available for solid waste projects

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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program is seeking projects to fund as part of its 2020-21 Solid Waste Grant Program, which has an estimated $224,000 available. Earlier this month, CAPCOG released its request of applications and scheduled four grant workshops

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EPA appoints Hoekzema to 3rd term on air quality committee

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The Environmental Protection Agency reappointed CAPCOG’s Regional Planning and Services Director, Andrew Hoekzema, to a third, two-year term on the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee designed to provide EPA with input on policy and technical issues

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Homeland Security visits Education Service Center Region 13

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The Texas Region 13 Education Service Center invited CAPCOG Homeland Security Director, Martin Ritchey, to discuss with school district officials a myriad of emergency management topics and the latest state requirements on emergency preparedness and response for education facilities. The

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Homeland Security offers Type III All-Hazards Incident course

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is hosting a Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team training from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22 at Texas Army Reserves National Guard, Armed Forces Training Center in Austin. Instructed by the Texas A&M Forrest Service

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AAACAP teaches hands-on skills for Highland Lakes caregivers

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, a division of CAPCOG, will lead a hands-on workshop that educates family caregivers how to physically and emotionally provide care. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday,

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CAPCOG taking regionalism, air quality award nominations

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CAPCOG is seeking nominations for the 2019 Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award, which recognizes a person whom emphasizes the spirit of regionalism through their actions to strengthen region. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 24 and can include volunteers,

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CAPCOG’s RLEA kicks off gas pump skimmer enforcement

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy and Texas Department of Agriculture are working together to improve gas pump skimmer enforcement and prevention of stolen credit and debit card information caused by the devices throughout the region. CAPCOG is planning a

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AAACAP reaches out for local, public input for 2021-22 area plan

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a division of CAPCOG, has begun drafting its 2021-22 Area Plan by scheduling multiple focus groups throughout the region, launching an online survey, and gathering data related to older adult

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