Tuesday, 09 February 2016
FY16 Homeland Security Information

FY16 Homeland Security Grant Programs applications will open December 3, 2015. The Office of the Governor Homeland Security Grant Division requires that agencies planning on applying for HSGP funds notify the COG of their intent to apply. Timely notifications are greatly appreciated. The OOG also requires all applicants attend a mandatory workshop.

Please note upcoming announcements, workshops, meetings, and due dates:

Foster Grandparent Program Open Volunteer Enrollment

Foster Grandparents are older Americans 55 and above who give children the most valuable gift of all their time, love and wisdom.  They mentor children from all walks of life, teaching them by their example how to solve problems, do their best in school, how to get along with others and that they are important. The service our Foster Grandparents render overlaps into the community by helping children become productive members of society.  Foster Grandparents serve between 15 and 40 hours per week receiving an hourly stipend. 

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent sharing your love, time, and experience, to empower children who need help, please click on the link and complete an application.  The mailing address is listed on the application.  If you have questions, please contact:

Karen Gary, Volunteer Coordinator ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 899-8444, ext. 6441) or
Tyronna McKenzie, Director of FGP ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 899-8444, ext. 7510).

South East Texas Strategic Plan 2014-2018

SETRPC Criminal Justice Regional Strategic Plan

AAA Vendor Application/RFP

AAASET Service Definitions FFY 2015


Potential Vendor Letter FFY 2015

Housing and Health Services Coordination Council (HHSCC)

Housing and Health Services Coordination Council 2014-2015 Biennial Plan 

The purpose of the Housing and Health Services Coordination Council  (the "Council", "HHSCC"), as written in statute, is to increase state efforts to expand Service-Enriched Housing through increased coordination of housing and health services. The Council is directed to deliver a report of its findings and recommendations to the Office of the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board ("LBB") by August 1st of each even-numbered year. 

The 2014-2015 Biennial Plan was approved by the Council on July 9 and submitted on July 24, 2014.  The Biennial Plan may be accessed on the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs website at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/hhscc/biennial-plans.htm. For a paper copy you may e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 512-475-2953. 


Upcoming Events
Wed, Feb 10th, @9:00am - 12:00PM
Volunteer Ombudsman Quarterly Training
Thu, Feb 11th, @2:30pm - 03:30PM
Regional Council on Aging and Disabilities (RCoAD)
Mon, Feb 15th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
President's Day
Thu, Feb 18th, @11:30am - 12:30PM
South East Texas Economic Development District Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, Feb 18th, @3:00pm - 05:00PM
South East Texas Coalition for the Homeless
Wed, Mar 2nd, @8:00am - 05:00PM
TX Independence Day