NARC launched Development Digest, a new economic and community development electronic newsletter. This monthly email and online publication features a roundup of local and national news, federal policy and agency updates, tools, cutting edge research, and features NARC member best practices in the fields of community and economic development. If you have ideas for input in the publication, […]
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NARC Partners with Mid-America Regional Council to Bolster Regional Adoption of Solar Energy: U.S. Department of Energy Funds Regional Councils to Improve Solar Processes
Washington, DC (November 6, 2013) – The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, Meister Consultants Group, and the Council of State Governments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rooftop Solar Challenge II project. Through this award, NARC is assisting nine regional councils in their efforts to implement best […]
Last week NARC joined over 25 organizations on a Campaign for a Renewed Rural Development (CRRD) letter to House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee members outlining important policy priorities under the bill’s Rural Development Title. Overall, the CRRD supports provisions generally found in the Senate’s reauthorization proposal including providing $227 million in mandatory funding […]
Last week NARC, along with 424 national and local workforce organizations sent a letter to Senate HELP Committee leadership encouraging full chamber consideration for the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act reauthorization bill (S 1356). The measure, which passed the full committee in July, has not been considered by the full Senate, although members and staff have […]
On October 30, NARC submitted comments to the docket in reference to a proposed policy guidance issued jointly by Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highways. At issue is the agencies interpretation of a change made in MAP-21 to include transit operators on the list of folks that should have input to their MPOs. Unfortunately, the […]