Tuesday, 19 June 2018



The administration of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is responsible for fiscal management, grants administration, budgeting, and information technology.

Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas (AAASET) assists older individuals and their families in finding appropriate resources to further the independence and dignity of an older adult residing in Hardin, Jefferson or Orange County.

Community Development Department

Building a stronger, more prosperous region, one community at a time.  The Community Development Department provides assistance to low-income individuals and communities.  We administer programs such as the South East Texas Coalition for the Homeless(SETCH), Community Services Block Grants(CSBG), Orange Regional Home Consortiuum(HOME), Lighthouse Weatherization, Homeless Outreach Program Evaluation(HOPE).

Disaster Recovery Division

Administering some$190,000.00 in disaster recovery funding provided by the U. S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for recovery from damages
sustained as a result of Hurricanes Ike, the Disaster Recovery Division will address
housing, public infrastructure and economic development needs in the most severely
impacted areas of Southeast Texas.   

911 Emergency Communications

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission's (SETRPC) 9-1-1 emergency communications system went on line in December 1991 after four years of preparation involving local elected officials in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties. Under House Bill 911, Jefferson County was mandated to provide 9-1-1 service to its residents.

Experience Corps

Experience Corps South East Texas is an intergenerational tutoring program that utilizes the time, talents and patience of senior citizens with elementary school children kindergarten thru third grade level.  It is our goal is to strengthen our community by engaging volunteers 55 years of age and older to actively participate and address the literacy needs of students with one on one individualized sessions, while enhancing the volunteers involvements in community awareness.

Foster Grandparent Program

The South East Foster Grandparent Program was established in the Golden Triangle in 1991 to provide volunteer oppurtunities for seniors 55 and older.   These volunteers serve 4 hours a day, 5 days a week mentoring at-risk children in schools, daycares, hospitals, and locked facilities.  Volunteers earn a stipend to cover mileage costs, annual physicals, and extensive training.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Planning Division

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Planning Division (HSEMPD) was created by the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) in 2003 to respond to the needs of local elected officials and first responders through coordination of regional initiatives that enhance security and preparedness.  HSEMPD does not serve in an emergency operations capacity.  The division assists local proffessionals in the development and implementation of plans that effectively respond to a man-made or natural disaster.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Division of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) serves as a liaison between local agencies and the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD).  CJD provides funding opportunities to local units of governments, non-profit organizations, schools districts and other applicable agencies.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The Golden Triangle Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) promotes the utilization of the time and talents of persons aged 55 and over as community resources through volunteerism. The program provides a variety of volunteer opportunities at non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties.

Substance Abuse Division

In keeping with the philosophy of South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) the Substance Abuse Division remains committed to the citizens of Southeast Texas by coordinating a variety of programs relating to alcoholism and other drug addictions.

Transportation and Environmental Resources

The Transportation and Environmental Resources Division of the SETRPC administers federal and state funds for the planning and implementation of related programs.  The environmental component of the division administers grants and resources as they relate to air quality, water quality and solid waste management.  The transportation component operates a rural transportation program and works with state, city and county entities to coordinate transportation planning for the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study area.