Author: mason canales

Area Agency on Aging relaunches CAPABLE program

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, is relaunching its efforts to bring a client-directed, home-based intervention program — CAPABLE — to older adults and increase their ability to age in place. The program

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19 cadets graduate, 35 start basic peace officer course

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) graduated Class No. 91 in January with 19 cadets earning their basic peace officer certificates from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE); another 35 cadets started their first day at the academy

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Economic development strategy focuses on workforce development, resiliency

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Workforce development will continue to be one of the four themes in the newly-adopted 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the regional economic development plan developed by the Capital Area Economic Development District board (CAEDD) to guide project development and

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AAACAP, Dallas AAA pair to train wellness program leaders

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) — a CAPCOG division — and the Dallas Area Agency on Aging held a joint online training in mid-January to teach more volunteers how to lead virtual versions of the

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TxDOT announces mobility of seniors program

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced its 2021 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for rural and small urban areas, which includes the San Marcos Urbanized Area and rural portions of the Austin TxDOT District. The

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TDHCA announces $69.6 million in COVID-19 related mortgage assistance

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The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced $69.6 million in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funds for cities, counties, local and regional nonprofits, and regional organizations to provide mortgage assistance through the Texas Emergency Mortgage

General Assembly to elect two Executive Committee members

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CAPCOG will hold a special called General Assembly meeting at 11 a.m. February 10 to elect two officials to Executive Committee seats that were left vacant in December as result of the 2020 November elections. Austin City Council Member Mackenzie

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Hargrove brings years of community development experience

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CAPCOG hired Shelly Hargrove to lead its Community and Economic Development (CED) Division in December; her more than 22 years of experience with community development including a focus on downtown development will be an asset for the region. “I am

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Online fall prevention program coming soon to older adults across the region

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area will conduct its first two online A Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns about Falls programs in February after it trained volunteer lay leaders in mid-January about implementing the program. The evidence-based

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TxDOT announces bike, sidewalk funding program

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced its 2021 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA) Program Call for Projects and applications workshop dates in January. The deadline to apply for the program will be March 1. The program provides funding for construction

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