FEMA Resources for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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FEMA Resources for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been at the forefront of our thoughts for a couple of weeks now. We admire all the hard work our members and partners are doing to respond and recover from the recent aftermath of these catastrophic events. As many agencies, organizations, and individuals continue to provide preparedness and relief efforts…

LOT Coalition Letter Re: Woodall #28

Earlier today, NARC and other local government organizations sent a letter to the House opposing the proposed amendment (Woodall #28) to the Transportation – Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill,¬†Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 (H.R. 3354). The amendment would: Eliminate the exemption for STBGP and safety programs, making them subject to…

Maine Using Creative Workforce Programs to Improve State Economy

The Maine unemployment rate hit a 40-year low of three percent this spring. While some were quick to applaud political actions, others were more convinced the success had to do with workforce programs. The state has grown concerned about its shrinking population and deep skills gap, so new workforce programs are underway to connect understaffed…

Attorney General Rescinds DACA Program

In a press conference earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As of today, no new applications will be processed, and renewals under this program won’t be available six months from now (to give Congress time to act). Implemented in 2012, the program allowed people who came…

2020 Census to Determine $6 Trillion in Funding Over Next 10 Years

A new report has been released by George Washington University to better understand the financial impacts of the 2020 Census for states and local areas. In fiscal year 2015 alone, the report shared that 50 states and D.C. received almost $600 billion from 16 large Census-guided programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, and Highway Planning and…

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