The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) is a regional planning organization designated by the State of Texas as a Council of Governments (COG). It serves the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy and is tasked with developing a “Regional Strategic Plan” for the Lower Rio Grande Valley. This Plan identifies the region’s strengths, weaknesses, trends, goals, objectives, strategies, resources and expected outcomes. This Plan is updated every other year in order to coincide with the State Legislative Session (January, 2013). This procedure is currently ongoing and is being facilitated by the LRGVDC. For more information please contact: Terrie G. Salinas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Many regional projects and services have been accomplished since the inception of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) in 1967. The LRGVDC has served as a link between federal and state programs and a means for local units of government to join together in developing services and strategy, thus eliminating duplication of effort and encouraging economic efficiency. In an effort to assess current services and to provide for the continuance of progressive programs the LRGVDC Membership evaluates and adopts the Council's Annual Work Program (AWP). Click here to view the Annual Work Program.
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Criminal Justice Grants
The following grants listed below are available through the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division: https://cjdonline.governor.state.tx.us/fundopp.aspx.
- General Victim Assistance - Direct Services Programs
- Violent Crimes Against Women Criminal Justice and Training Projects - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking
- Criminal Justice Programs
- General Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs
On-Line Application Deadline is February 28, 2013.
Pre Application Summary Form Deadline to COG is March 05, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Regional Strategic Plan 2013-2018
The “Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Strategic Plan for 2013-2018”, is complete and approved. Click the links to the right under REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2018 to view the final plan. The LRGVDC encourages the public to utilize this document in their regional planning. If you have any questions or comments, regarding this document, please do not hesitate to contact the LRGVDC.