Helpful Tips While Working from Home

Is this the new normal? While our dedicated front-line workers are trying to hold down the fort, the rest of us are doing our part by practicing #socialdistancing, which includes lots of working from home for many North Texans. Working from home has plenty of perks: flexibility, an office designed specifically for you, more hours in your day (since you can skip the commute), and the ability to cook yourself a fancy lunch that could never be created in the office breakroom. We can find a silver lining in the current situation when we consider the positive air quality impacts resulting from skipped work commutes. In order to stay sharp and happy working from home, you may want to establish s

Public Input Opportunity

NCTCOG is seeking online public input beginning Monday, April 13. Staff will provide information related to emergency procedures, priority projects and more. For more information, visit

Texas Volkswagen Grant Funding for Refuse Vehicles

The second round of funding for projects under the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) remains open to replace or repower a variety of refuse vehicles. Approximately $8.3 million in funding has been allocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth priority area and continues to be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Local governments are eligible to receive up to 80% funding for replacements and repowers. Due to the variety of eligible vehicles and cities that contract out, waste hauling services may still be able to take advantage of available funds. Of the $8.3 million allocated to the DFW area, $2.5 million has already been requested and funding goes fast, so apply to

Texas Volkswagen Grant Funding for Local Freight and Port Drayage Vehicles

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) continues to accept applications under the third round of funding for projects to replace or repower local freight and port drayage vehicles. Approximately $11 million in funding has been allocated to public and private-sector entities within the Dallas-Fort Worth priority area, including the counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise. For example, a company seeking to replace older diesel delivery trucks with newer, more fuel-efficient ones are eligible to apply for funding under this grant program. Of the $11 million in available funding, $2.3 million has already been

North Texas Local Government Energy Reporting

Under Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(c), all political subdivisions, state agencies and institutes of higher education, located in ozone nonattainment or near nonattainment counties, are required to submit a Local Government Energy Report to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) tracking annual electricity consumption and progress towards the goal of a five percent reduction in annual electricity consumption. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) offers technical assistance to regional entities required to submit their annual report to SECO. From the region, 28 entities submitted their FY18 report to SECO and this year, upon offering technical assistance, ove

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