DETCOG Board of Directors Meeting is Coming Up - Thursday, April 22nd.

The next DETCOG Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at Noon. This meeting will be held in a virtual format due to COVID-19.

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Solid Waste Planner (Part-Time)

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) has a job opening for a Solid Waste Planner. 

April Is Fair Housing Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month

At the March 25th DETCOG Board of Directors Meeting, two resolutions were passed for the month of April. One of the resolutions was to recognize April as Fair Housing Month, and the other was to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Click on the links below to read each resolution.

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Become an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) for Community & Economic Development

Take advantage of an opportunity to serve your community and country while gaining valuable skills and connections. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has a partnership with the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) and Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). The position will provide an opportunity to work closely with local communities, regional organizations, and Federal agencies while receiving hands-on training in economic development.

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DETCOG Broadband Grant for Northern Newton County Receives $9 Million

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the General Land Office (GLO) has approved more than $32 million for various projects in Deep East Texas in the second round of grant funding for the GLO’s mitigation grant competitions.  Among the projects approved is a rural broadband network to serve northern Newton County.



Do you have questions about COVID-19? Learn about testing sites, where to get vaccinations, and more.  Click the link below for resources for families, businesses, local governments and organizations.

Texas Rent Relief

Are you behind on rent or utilities? The Texas Rent Relief Program can help. Emergency funds are available to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).


The case for broadband in Deep East Texas - a briefing on DETCOG'S Broadband Initiative.

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