Year: 2021

AAACAP kickoffs Medicare Open Enrollment with outreach

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Benefits Counselors with Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, are preparing older adults for Medicare Open Enrollment by conducting multiple educational outreach events with community partners that work with those 65 or older. Medicare

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CAPCOG seeks public comments on Solid Waste Plan

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CAPCOG will hold a public stakeholder meeting on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at CAPCOG’s offices, 6800 Burleson Road, building 310, suite 165 in Austin, to gather input for its 2022-44 Regional Solid Waste Plan’s priorities, goals and objectives. Stakeholders also

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Census releases 2020 count, CAPCOG aggregates data

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The CAPCOG region grew by more than a half million people between 2010 and 2020 according to the 2020 Census data released in mid-August. Since the U.S. Census Bureau released the detailed data, CAPCOG’s Regional Planning and Services staff has

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General Assembly to get transportation, census update

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The CAPCOG General Assembly at its September meeting will hear a regional transportation update from Tucker Ferguson, Texas Department of Transportation’s Austin district engineer, and update about the region’s population growth and 2020 census results from Andrew Hoekzema, CAPCOG’s regional

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CAPCOG, Connected Nation host broadband roundtable

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CAPCOG and Connected Nation – Texas are holding a broadband roundtable to discuss regional and local broadband initiatives and to explain how coordinating and sharing information can improve broadband expansion opportunities for local jurisdictions. The roundtable will be held at

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CAPCOG recognizes Preparedness Month with virtual campaign

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CAPCOG will recognize September as National Preparedness Month with a social media, awareness campaign focusing on educating people about simple actions they can take to drastically improve their disaster readiness, such as registering for local alerts at WarnCentralTexas.org or packing a Go-Kit

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Cybersecurity symposium brings national experts to region

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CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division is hosting a virtual cybersecurity symposium to strengthen collaboration on cybersecurity strategies and teach attendees best practices while learning about trending threats through panel discussions and interactive cyber-exercises. The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to

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RLEA offers specialized Defensive Tactics, SWAT training

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) is offering a Pressure Point Control Tactics and Defensive Tactics Instructor course from August 23 to 27 at CAPCOG to allow departments to teach multiple defensive techniques to their officers; and it is

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Census Bureau releases CAPCOG 2020 numbers

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CAPCOG compiled population numbers from the 2020 Census at the county and regional level after the U.S. Census Bureau released the detailed results of the count on Aug. 12, 2021. It will make more data from the 2020 Census on

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EDA releases American Rescue Plan funding opportunities

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CAPCOG is encouraging jurisdictions in the 10-county region to apply for the EDA American Rescue Plan funding opportunities that are most applicable to individual jurisdictions such as the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program and the Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Program.

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