Category: Outreach

AAACAP kicks off Medicare Open Enrollment counseling

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Benefits counselors with Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, started preparing older adults to review and possibly change their Medicare coverage before the start of the Medicare open enrollment period, October 15 to December

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CAPCOG, AirNow shows local Air Quality conditions

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program integrated reporting from its eight ozone monitors into EPA’s AirNow.gov to give Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) residents more insight about their local air quality, so they can better protect their health. AirNow.gov provides

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CAPCOG seeks Air Quality Award nominations

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program seeks nominations of people and organizations that have made significant impacts to the region’s air quality for its 2020 Air Central Texas Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 7. Since 2016, the

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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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TCEQ announces new round of emission reduction funds

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced about $4.6 million in grants for projects to implement new technologies that reduce emissions of stationary sources, with at least $1 million available for renewable energy electricity storage projects. The TCEQ will

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Annual family caregiver conference moves online

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and AGE of Central Texas moved their annual family caregiver conference, Striking a Balance, online to safely bring caregivers together in their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference

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CAPCOG, TNRIS coordinate 2021 Aerial Imagery project

Downtown La Grange

CAPCOG is seeking local jurisdictions to participate in the Texas Natural Resources Information System’s (TNRIS) Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap), so they can update their aerial imagery, or orthoimagery, for a fraction of the cost and enhance their planning capabilities. Local

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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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