Author: mason canales

Striking a Balance gives caregivers value after conference

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CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and AGE of Central Texas conducted the annual Striking a Balance Family Caregiver Conference virtually for the first time. It reached about 200 caregivers during live, online sessions but will

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CAPCOG urges Emergency Preparedness Month participation

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The CAPCOG Executive Committee recognized September as National Preparedness Month and urges all jurisdictions to educate and empower their residents to prepare for responding to natural and man-made disasters. To prepare residents, CAPCOG, with the aid of Texas State University,

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EDA awards Marble Falls $2.5 M grant, CAPCOG gets COVID-19 recovery funding

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Marble Falls a $2.5 million grant for the design and engineering of a new waste-water plant. CAPCOG assisted the city in obtaining the funding through EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance Program for disaster relief

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CAPCOG solicits Executive Committee nominations

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CAPCOG is seeking nominations from General Assembly Representatives interested in serving on the 2021 Executive Committee, which meets the second Wednesday of every month starting in January to provide CAPCOG staff with direction on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general

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Watershed Partnership holds Stewards Workshop in Luling

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The Plum Creek Watershed Partnership will hold a Texas Watershed Steward workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 2, 2020 so residents can learn about their water resources and how to protect them. The workshop will be held at the

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CEDS takes second look at strengthening resiliency measures

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When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD) had just begun developing its strategic direction and action plan as part of the 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 10-county region. The CEDS is a

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EPA looks to CAPCOG for emissions case study

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed a Travel Efficiency Assessment Method Case Study for the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which it selected CAPCOG to participate because the MSA is the largest metropolitan area meeting the national

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CAPCOG celebrates 50 years at General Assembly Meeting

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Join CAPCOG in celebrating its 50th anniversary during its upcoming online General Assembly Meeting on September 9th. The meeting will feature a history of CAPCOG that examines the original programs as well as new initiatives added ranging from 9-1-1 in

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RLEA begins training on de-escalation simulator

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Police agencies around the region have a new de-escalation training tool which they will soon be able to use at their own facilities. CAPCOG began instructing departments in July on using its Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) Range simulator. Training

CAPCOG still interested in coordinating shared services

CAPCOG sent out a survey in late January to determine if the region’s local governments would be interested in sharing the cost of services. The survey listed 17 types of services to be provided through a contract that CAPCOG would

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