COVID-19 Response:
Resources for Regions

Building Regional Communities

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regions by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues.


NARC Analysis: CARES Act

Congress has passed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) providing the country with $2.3 trillion of aid to counter the physical and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read NARC’s summary of the legislation, including a table of top-level figures, and overviews of the legislation’s primary areas of support, including support for state and local government, transportation, individuals, and businesses.


NARC Webinar: The Regional Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic Part III: A Regional Conversation

As part of our continuing effort to help keep you informed about COVID-19, NARC will host a webinar on regional responses to COVID-9, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. eastern/2:00 p.m. central/1:00 p.m. mountain/12 p.m. pacific. Topics that will be covered include “continuity of operations,” regional council support of their member cities and counties, and public outreach. This will also be an opportunity for you and your colleagues to share information, concerns, and solutions.


Regional Resources for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues to spread across the country, regions have begun to take action. NARC has collected resources for local governments and regional councils as they work to support their communities.

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NARC is responsible for representing regional planning organizations in Congress and with the federal executive agencies. NARC staff work through a committee-guided and local elected official board-driven structure in developing and executing national legislative policies.


NARC provides its members valuable information and research on key national policy issues, federal policy developments, and best practices. The association conducts enriching training sessions, conferences, workshops and webinars for its members.


During NARC conferences members come together to share best practices and attend informative sessions on legislative and regulatory issues. Speakers include experts from the public and private sector, lawmakers, and individuals from universities and non-profit organizations.



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eRegions is NARC’s weekly newsletter providing you with updates on regional issues. Each edition includes:

  • News from Washington
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  • Job Postings
  • Grants
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Transportation Thursdays is NARC’s weekly publication dedicated to the transportation issues critical to regions. Each edition includes:

  • Congress and Administration Updates
  • Regional News
  • Job Postings
  • Events & Opportunities