Tag: COVID-19

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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CAPCOG to help with vaccination access among older adults

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CAPCOG and its Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) are seeking to contribute more than $375,000 to community partners working to increase COVID-19 vaccinations rates among older adults — those 60 years old or older — or

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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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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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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

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CAPCOG offers 9-1-1 telecommunicators pandemic training

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CAPCOG’s Emergency Communications Division conducted its first pandemic specific course for emergency telecommunicators in early December and a second will follow in January. The live virtual courses aim to further aid the region’s first responders in enduring through crises that

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CAPCOG, Austin study COVID-19’s impact on air quality

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program and the city of Austin are conducting a study that will analyze how changes in traffic and telecommuting during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the region’s air quality. It also will investigate how the potential

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CAPCOG assists with 24 EDA Cares Act recovery applications

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“The EDA CARES grant has been the most competitive grant cycle I’ve seen in years,” said Rachel Steele, CAPCOG economic and community development director, noting $236 million was allocated to a five-state area including Texas. During a six-month period, CAPCOG

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CAPCOG prepares communities for EDA CARES Act grant

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CAPCOG, as the region’s representative of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), is providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions to maximize chances of receiving CARES Act economic recovery funds. The EDA will begin accepting grant applications in July; eligible applicants include

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CAPCOG’s COVID-19 response, operations

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The CAPCOG offices are currently closed to visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, all of CAPCOG’s divisions are still operating. While some staff remain in the office, most are teleworking and the best way to contact them is through

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