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Any resident (child or adult) of Bexar County, who is believed to have one or more of the following disabilities, may be eligible for services through the IDD: Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Pervasive Developmental Disorder (i.e., Autism, Asperger's Syndrome) Persons with related conditions who are eligible for services in Medicaid programs operated by Human and Health Services (HHS). Nursing facility residents who are eligible for specialized services due to intellectual and developmental disabilities or a related condition Children who are eligible for services from the Early Childhood Intervention Interagency Council (ECI)
All Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS) programs currently have an interest list. For more information, contact IDD's Intake and Eligibility Department at (210) 832-5020.
The IDDS program has a Financial Eligibility Specialist to assist you with maintaining or reestablishing your benefits, once you have completed the Eligibility Determination process through the IDDS. For more information, contact IDDS Financial Eligibility Specialist, Daphne Dubose firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no college degree exception for the entrance exam requirement and there are no other exceptions to the other entrance standards.
The Basic Peace Officer Course is over 950 hours. If you are enrolled in the full-time course which is approximately 8 hours per day, you will complete the program in approximately 5-6 months. Note: Due to the logistics of some blocks of training, there will be approximately 2-3 weekend classes during basic academy training. Students are advised of these dates on Orientation Day.
Effective December 2, 2021, the basic tuition for this course is $3,500. Tuition payment is split in two payments. The first payment is due on Orientation Day, the second half of the payment is due by mid-term. Tuition covers: •Class A and Class B AACOG Academy uniforms •Books •Use of Academy training pistols, training ammunition, and protective gear •Use of Academy firearms pistols and shotguns •Live ammunition for the pistols and shotguns •Use of Academy patrol vehicles •Use of duty gear and other equipment (including training baton, training, TASER, and training OC Spray) •Also in included with the tuition are additional certifications and trainings in: CPR/AED Tactical trauma care ASP Baton OC “Pepper” Spray TASER (Electronic Control Device) Active shooter first responder National Academy for Professional Driving (NAPD) Tactical Police Driving Body worn camera RADAR and LIDAR Additional Costs: During the application process students must pay for their state mandated medical clearance and drug screening ($112.50). The state mandated psychological testing is $300.00, and the state mandated background check (about $40.00). The cost for the medical/drug screen, psychological evaluation, driving record and the background check are payable to the facilities performing the service.
A student is required to pay for the medical/drug screen, the psychological test, background check and a type 1 status record, during the application process. Credit card payments are accepted and students will be given instructions on how to pay by credit card when they receive their acceptance letter. A copy of the confirmed payment will need to be brought to the class facilitator to show proof of payment. Although students are permitted to prepay for everything upfront, a student may opt for our installment, which has no interest rate or fee to participate. The plan calls for a payment of $1750.00 to be paid on Orientation Day of the course, a second payment of $1750.00 is due by mid-term exam.
The law enforcement profession demands the mastery of many physical skills such a driving, shooting, and defensive tactics. Much of the training will include hands-on instruction requiring the student to participate in physically demanding tasks.
The Academy requires applicants to pass an entrance physical fitness assessment prior to beginning the Academy. For more information contact the AACOG Law Enforcement Academy staff at 210-362-5291.
STEP 1 The enrollment process starts with the completion of the attached application and an entrance exam. There is no study guide for the entrance exam. In order to take the entrance exam, you must bring the following required documentation the day of the exam: 1. Payment in the amount of $35.00. (Only payment in the form of a money order, cashier’s check, credit card, or cash IN THE EXACT AMOUNT will be accepted). 2. Proof of Citizenship (i.e. Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate). 3. Valid driver’s license. 4. Copy of high school diploma or high school transcript reflecting date of completion. 5. Copy of GED. 6. Proof of auto liability insurance. 7. Member 4 Form/DD214 (if prior military). STEP 2 Upon successful completion of the entrance exam, you will be given a registration packet that will include the following documents: 1. A-1 form to be completed and signed by applicant; 2. Release of Liability and Hold Harmless form to be signed by applicant in front of a notary; 3. Informed consent form to be signed by applicant; 4. Medical Questionnaire to be completed by applicant and reviewed and signed by a licensed physician; 5. Medical Clearance form to be completed and signed by a licensed physician; 6. L-2 form to be completed and signed by a licensed physician after a complete physical exam and drug screen results; 7. L-3 form to be completed and signed by licensed psychologist or psychiatrist after a complete evaluation; 8. F.A.S.T. background check records request to be completed by applicant; 9. A Type 1 Status Driver record; With the exception of the F.A.S.T. background check records request, the psychological test results, and the type 1 status driver record, all documents must be returned to the Academy prior to scheduling the physical training entrance exam. Note: The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requires all Basic Peace Officer Academy Cadets to complete a Personal History Statement. Applicants should start completing this after they start the application process with the Academy. The Personal History Statement will be due on the first day of class.
Yes. Tuition Payment Options:
Financial Aid Option Veterans Administration. Students who qualify for Veterans Benefits may call (888) 442- 4551 for verification of these benefits. Students must notify the Academy that they intend to use this as a source of financial aid. Once approved by the V.A. students will complete all necessary paper work on Orientation Day. If the V.A. pays the student directly while attending class, the student must make his / her payment under option 1 or 2 listed below. If using Post 9-1-1, the VA will pay the school directly.
Tuition Payment Option 1 •Student may pay the entire tuition fee in one payment. Tuition Payment Option 2 •Student may make two scheduled payments. Day 1 of Orientation Day: $1750.00 •Balance is due by Mid-term exam: $1,750.00.
You are eligible to participate if 1) you both work and live in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, or Wilson counties; 2) you commute to your job an average of 3 times per week or more by carpooling, vanpooling, bus riding, cycling, or walking; and 3) you have recorded your trips and kept your home, work, and email address up-to-date on NuRide.com.
If you meet the three eligibility criteria for program participation and have an emergency, and if you have not already used 4 coupons within the previous 12 months, you may qualify for reimbursement of up to $50 for cab fare. If you work more than 12 miles from your home, you may apply for reimbursement of up to $50 for either a ride-for-hire fare or a rental vehicle fee, provided you have not already used 4 coupons within the previous 12 months. AACOG will not reimburse tips provided to drivers nor the cost of gasoline or other costs associated with renting a vehicle.
Examples of situations for which related trips will NOT be considered reimbursable are: -- Your origin (beginning point) is not the address of your place of employment -- Your destination (ending point) is not your home, place you’ve left your car, or a medical facility -- You have left work to run personal errands or go to the airport for a scheduled trip -- You go to a meeting or a previously arranged appointment -- You experience a weather-related event such as a rain storm -- You experience transportation system delays -- The vehicle in which you’ve come to work or your bicycle has broken down -- Your building has closed (e.g., due to a power outage) -- You have chosen to work overtime -- You are fired from your job
The CARE Program reimburses those eligible to participate who qualify for a ride home from work in case of emergency reimbursement of up to $50 for a ride fare, or, in some cases, for a vehicle rental fee. People who are eligible will be able to select a reimbursement form from the “Rewards” section of Nuride.com, which they can submit to AACOG’s Commute Solutions Program to request reimbursement, along with an original receipt for a cab ride or vehicle rental.
If you are eligible and qualified, simply call a cab or other ride-for-hire service of your choice and arrange to get a ride home. Make sure you ask the driver for a receipt showing the cab company’s name, date and time of your trip, the addresses where you were picked up and dropped off (origin and destination), the driver’s name or ID number, and the ride fare amount. If you work more than 12 miles from where you live you have an additional option to arrange to take a rental car home, but do be aware that obtaining a rental car may take longer to arrange because you must be picked up and taken to a rental facility to complete paperwork and get a car, you will be responsible for paying for fuel, and you will need to return the car within the allotted time period to avoid additional fees. Upon returning the car, make sure you obtain a receipt that shows the rental agency’s name, the address at which you were picked up to be taken to the rental facility, the date and time of your rental and return, and the basic rental fee. Within a week of your emergency ride home, select the CARE Program from your the list of rewards available through your NuRide account. A coupon form for reimbursement will be emailed to you. Just fill it in and mail it with your receipt to the address on the form.
After you've taken an emergency ride, request a reimbursement coupon through the “Rewards” section of Nuride.com. The coupon form will be emailed to you within 24-hours, and you may print it out. Make a copy of your receipt for your records and submit the original along with a completed reimbursement form (or “coupon”). Please keep in mind that your form and the postmark on the envelope containing your reimbursement request must be dated within one week of your emergency ride home. Please submit the coupon form and your receipt to: AACOG - Commute Solutions/CARE Program, 8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78217. Pending approval, a reimbursement check for up to $50 per coupon should be mailed to you within a month after we receive the request.
1) If you have not already used 3 other reimbursement coupons in the past 12-months, you may print and use an additional coupon to cover your expenses for a single ride. Please note that you may have to wait 24 hours before you can print your second coupon through NuRide.com, so plan accordingly, remembering that your reimbursement form and the postmark on your envelope must be dated within one week of your emergency ride home.
2) If you work more than 12 miles from where you live, and provided you are a licensed driver, you may arrange to rent a car to go home from an agency (such as Enterprise) that will pick you up at work. If you rent from a company that has a contract with the State of Texas, your rental fee should be lower than $50 for 24 hours or less. Please keep in mind that making arrangements to rent a car will usually take longer than arranging for a cab, and you will also be responsible for returning the car, paying for gas, and for whatever fees are in addition to the basic rental fee (which should be no more than $37.50 with a rental agency that has a contract with the State of Texas). In addition, many car rental agencies do not deliver vehicles to where you are, and those that do may do so only during regular business hours.
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In compliance with the ‘Stay at Home, Work Safe’ declaration made by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM, AACOG staff will be working remotely, from the safety of their own homes. Due to the heightened restrictions, some of our services may be limited, but we still encourage the public to contact us via phone or email to inquire about available “essential services”. *Alamo Regional Transit is considered an essential service.AACOG phone lines will remain open through the duration of this declaration. If you are a current client, or are requesting new services, staff will be monitoring our phone lines and voicemails. Please allow us 48 hours to return your call or email. If you have an emergency situation, please contact 9-1-1 immediately.Below is a list of phone numbers for the respective AACOG programs:• AACOG General Line: (210) 362-5200• Alamo Regional Transit: (866) 889-7433• Alamo Service Connection (Aging Services): (866) 231-4922• Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: (210) 832-5020• Veterans Services: (888) 724-8387
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Services are free once you qualify thru TWC-VR.
Welcome to AACOG Employment Services; we are here to help!!
AACOG listens and matches qualified individuals with employment opportunities.
We take a personalized approach to understanding what type of job you are searching for and assist with preparing and obtaining the job.
Contact Claudia Mora at (210) 918-1284 for assistance.
The Workshop will be on Friday, December 4, 2020. Information about the workshop will be sent out to all member governments and posted on the AACOG website in November of 2020.
Contact Claudia Mora at (210) 918-1284 for assistance in scheduling a meeting.
To find area recycling centers, view Regional Recycling Opportunities or visit the following website.
Certain Veterans may be afforded enhanced eligibility status when applying and enrolling in the VA health care system. Please go to http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp for additional details.
If you need further help in determining your eligibility, contact our Veteran Specialist at (210) 362-5207.
Call (210) 477-3275 and talk to one of our highly-trained call center representatives to get started.
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and lives within the 8-county area surrounding San Antonio (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson) may participate. Businesses, agencies, hospitals, universities and other organizations in the region may also participate collectively, and if you would like your organization to officially be a part of this challenge, please contact Lily Lowder.
Eligible to include in this challenge are trips that participants record to and/or from a specific destination for transportation purposes (that is, not solely for the sake of exercise or enjoyment). In addition to travel that occurs by alternative means such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus, riding a bicycle, or walking, trips that are saved by telecommuting (working from home instead of going to the office) and by working only four days a week or nine days every two weeks due to a compressed work schedule also count toward the Challenge. Trips must be recorded on Nuride.com by midnight on June 1 (that is, no later than 11:59:59 pm on May 31) to count toward this challenge.
Go to Nuride.com, click on the blue “Sign up” button, and simply follow the prompts from there. If you need help, a Website walkthrough can be found here. You may also contact NuRide or access frequently asked questions through links at the bottom of NuRide's Web pages. Once you've registered, take a moment to complete your profile (under the Account tab). Be sure to identify your organization (place of employment or study), so your organization can also get credit for your trips during the Walk & Roll Challenge.
As an individual, there is nothing specific you need to do to join the challenge as long as you are registered on NuRide.com and are recording your trips! Just make sure you have identified your organization (employer or school) in your profile under the Account tab, so your organization gets credit for your trips, as well.
As an individual, you’re all set! However, please make your NuRide profile (found under the Account tab) is complete and your organization (employer or school) is identified there. If not, your organization cannot get credit for your trip in the “corporate” part of the challenge.
All participants who record trips taken by biking, walking, busing, or carpooling, and trips saved through telecommuting or working a compressed workweek schedule can earn points towards NuRide rewards. During the Challenge, random winners will be selected weekly from among those participants who have recorded at least three trips in the previous week. In addition, there will be one grand prize drawing winner selected from among those participants who have recorded at least one trip during the Challenge. Businesses that have informed AACOG that they are officially competing can win by having the most trips taken per employee in the small and large organization categories. For example, say Business A has 1,000 employees. Of them, 187 are involved in the challenge and they collectively record a total of 2,000 trips. Business A’s 2,000 trips would be divided by 1,000 employees, and its average would be 2 trips per employee. Business B has 650 employees. Of them, 178 are involved in the challenge and collectively record 1,995 trips. Business B’s 1,995 trips would be divided by 650 employees, and its average would be 3 trips per employee. Even though Business A recorded more trips, Business B would be the winner, because proportionately more people were involved from Business B and they collectively recorded more trips.
Please check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions linked at the bottom of the NuRide site pages. Also, check out Walk and Roll Challenge.com. In addition, you may contact Lily Lowder at email@example.com or (210) 362-5277.
Eligibility is based on household income. It cannot exceed 125% of the poverty level. Even if an applicant is eligible, the home may not be eligible if any of the following apply:
Complete the Weatherization Assistance Program Application.
Yes. You may apply for assistance if you own or rent and live in a single-family home, multi-family housing complex, or a mobile home. If you rent, you must get written permission from your landlord before weatherization services can be performed.
It's a one time assistance.