Month: April 2021

CAPCOG makes homeland security grant funding recommendations

The CAPCOG Executive Committee prioritized 31 projects for the State Homeland Security Program grants; recommending 15 projects for funding based on the state’s regional allocation. CAPCOG expects the Office of the Governor to make the final selection of projects in

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Older Americans Month celebrates Communities of Strength

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May marks Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions older adults make to our communities, and this year’s theme is “Communities of Strength” as the vital role of older adults were challenged by the required safety protocols. “Many

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HHS seeks behavioral health committee members

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Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking local elected officials who have an interest in issues related to behavioral health services and programs within the state to join its the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee. Applications are due May 9

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CAPCOG urges communities to prepare for EDA rescue funds

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The CAPCOG Community and Economic Development Division began working with communities to develop potential project ideas for applications for the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) American Rescue Plan funding opportunity ahead of its anticipated May notification of funding. It also is

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Air Quality Awareness Week promotes taking action to improve air quality

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The Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Area remains close to exceeding the ground-level ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard and the upcoming National Air Quality Awareness Week, May 3 through May 7, reminds people to take action in preventing air pollution. CAPCOG

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AAACAP hosts estate planning webinars, assistance meetings

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, is conducting two webinars to assist older adults and their caregivers with estate planning measures that can improve access to long-term care benefits. The webinars will be

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Telecommunicators week honors dedicated service

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The past year resulted in many challenging circumstances for emergency telecommunicators from the COVID-19 pandemic to the February winter storm making it even more important to recognize their endless dedication to serving the residents of the 10-county region during National

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