The Area Agency on Aging Advisory council was established by the Planning Commission to assist AAA of the Panhandle in managing the provision of social services under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The council’s primary responsibility is to assist the AAA of the Panhandle in the development, implementation, review, and update of a comprehensive area plan to serve the elderly of the Texas Panhandle.
The members also help educate seniors on services provided and to promote public awareness on senior issues. The council’s mission is to serve as a link between the local communities and AAAP to communicate the needs, the interest and concerns of seniors and to act as an advocate to recognize, communicate, and promote the needs, interests, and rights of the elderly, their families, and caregivers.
|Darrell Cook, Chair||Amarillo|
Melissa CarterArea Agency on Aging Director
Criminal Justice Planning Fund (Fund 421) Source: A biennial
appropriation by the Texas Legislature from funds collected through court costs
and fees. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, §102.056 and §102.075. Section
772.006 of the Texas Government Code designates CJD as the Fund's administering
FY Appropriation: Set annually
Purpose: Support a wide range of projects designed to reduce crime and improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Eligibility: State agencies, units of local government, independent school districts, nonprofit corporations, Native American tribes, COGs, universities, colleges, hospital districts, juvenile boards, regional education service centers, community supervision and corrections departments, crime control and prevention districts, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for grants under this fund. Faith-based organizations must be certified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt nonprofit entities. Grantees may not use grant funds or program income for proselytizing or sectarian worship.
Award Criteria: Meet the criteria codified in the TAC, Title 1, Part 1, Chapter 3, Subchapter C, Division 1
Frequency of Award: Annual