NARC’s Response to the 2015 State of the Union Address

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama provided his penultimate State of the Union address to Congress. During the speech, he laid out his vision for the year. Among other things, the President promised to provide two years of free community college, push proposals that cut taxes for middle-income workers, strike down legislation aimed at overturning […]

NARC’s Summary of OMB’s Super Circular

On December 26, 2013 the Office of Management Budget (OMB) issued the “Super Circular,” a rule streamlining eight Federal regulations (including OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133) into a single, comprehensive policy guide. The Super Circular has important implications for all nonprofit recipients of, and applicants for, Federal grants and cooperative agreements (“awards”). This reform […]

Nominations are Open for NARC’s 2015 Achievement and Leadership Awards

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is accepting nominations for its 2015 Achievement and Leadership Awards, which will be presented at a Gala Dinner during the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 7-10, 2015 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. NARC Achievement Awards recognize excellence in programs and services of regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations […]

A Reminder of the U.S. Forest Service’s Fee-Free Days in 2015

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at 98% of its day-use parks and recreational sites five days this year beginning with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19th.  The fee-free program is in cooperation with other Federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees are waived generally for day-use […]

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