Month: June 2020

37 CAPCOG cadets earn TCOLE peace officer’s licenses

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) recently graduated 37 cadets from two Basic Peace Officer Courses (BPOC) finishing in early May and June. After completing their 841 hours of course work, every cadet passed their Texas Commission on Law

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Executive Committee recommends criminal justice grants

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The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved its recommended list of prioritized 2021 criminal justice projects in May for four funding programs — General Victim Assistance Direct Services, Violence Against Women Justice and Training, Juvenile Justice and Truancy Prevention, and Criminal Justice.

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CAPCOG prepares communities for EDA CARES Act grant

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CAPCOG, as the region’s representative of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), is providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions to maximize chances of receiving CARES Act economic recovery funds. The EDA will begin accepting grant applications in July; eligible applicants include

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TWDB seeks flood planning group members

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Texas is beginning its first regional flood planning process, and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is seeking nominees for membership to 15 planning groups that will develop the regional flood plans by 2023. The plans will be compiled into

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18 cadets graduate from CAPCOG’s 89th BPOC

CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officers Course No. 89 graduated on June 5 after its cadets completed their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer exam. All 18 cadets passed on their first attempt, and nine scored a 90

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CAPCOG re-announces gas skimmer surveillance grants, new dates

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CAPCOG re-opened its grant application process for funding specialized surveillance at businesses that may be impacted by credit or debit card skimmer related crimes. The Texas Department of Agriculture is funding the grants as part of a partnership with CAPCOG

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TWDB seeks comments on 2021 regional plans

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is taking public comments on the 2021 draft regional water plans which must be submitted to each Regional Planning Group before an approaching deadline. There are three TWDB Regional Planning Groups that fall within

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The Area Agency on Aging ramps up online programming for older adults

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, moved its health and wellness programs to a virtual setting so older adults can improve and maintain their physical health, mental health and manage the cycle of

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CAPCOG encourages local governments to apply for CESF

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The Office of the Governor’s Public Safety Office allocated about $2.8 million to the CAPCOG region from its Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, and CAPCOG is encouraging all cities and counties to apply for the funding to help prevent,

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