The Texoma Council of Governments Governing Board is expected to tackle numerous grant proposals during its monthly meeting Thursday night. Several of the grants will be used to fund programs for the economically disadvantaged.

The Texoma Council of Governments Governing Board is expected to tackle numerous grant proposals during its monthly meeting Thursday night. Several of the grants will be used to fund programs for the economically disadvantaged.


The Board is expected to authorize Executive Director Susan Thomas to sign the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Third-Party Supplemental Environmental Project Agreement. The agreement could provide the organization as much as $138,000 to combat illegal dumping, promote recycling and reduce landfill waste.


Board members will discuss the appointment of nine members to TCOG’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. Up for appointment are Cooke County residents Kevin Phillips, Kim Cook, Chris Cypert and Kim Parsons; Fannin County residents Brandon Caffee, Richard Glaser and Brenda Moore; and Grayson County residents Tim Barnes and Martha Nuckols.


TCOG leaders will consider the 2013 Homeland Security Project Change, which would upgrade the communications range for Fannin County law enforcement. The $10,000 project would be paid for with federal funds.


The Governing Board will decide whether to authorize Thomas to contract with the Texas Department of Housing for low-income energy assistance dollars, budgeted for $609,000 this year. A separate grant application in the amount of $184,950 will be considered for submission to the Meadows Foundation to pay for a program that pairs Austin College students with local nonprofits for internships in grant writing.


The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the TCOG offices in Sherman.