The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
The committee is responsible for developing and implementing emergency plans and consulting with local law enforcement agencies on methods to increase law: enforcement presence near district campuses, among other responsibilities.
If you're interested in applying to vote by mail for the July 14 special election for Senate District 14 and the primary run-off, send in your application ASAP, as they must be received, not just postmarked, by July 2. If you submit it via email or fax, it must also be sent and received via mail within four days of the electronic submission. Download the application via the county clerk's website and call 512/238-VOTE if you need assistance.
Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts.
City Council district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years, and now is your opportunity to get involved by applying for the Applicant Review Panel or the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Get all the details at RedistrictATX.org.
Have you wondered what "Defund the Police" could mean in real terms? If you could move millions of budget dollars around, where would you put it? This tool from the Austin Justice Coalition lets you do just that. Try it out for yourself and submit your ideal budget ahead of City Council's discussion on the subject, scheduled to begin July 23.