News and Updates

Support the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program!

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) recently became an outreach partner for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Summary

Biden Announces American Jobs PlanYesterday afternoon President Biden introduced his American Jobs Plan in Pittsburgh. This wide-ranging proposal would invest in transportation infrastructure of all types, affordable housing, public schools, colleges and childcare facilities, VA hospitals, water, electricity transmission, electric vehicles, broadband, workforce development and more.  Plan Overview:According to the initial outline released by the administration, the plans seeks to: create millions of

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Regions Protecting the Nation’s Infrastructure from Electromagnetic Disturbances

An innovative collaboration among federal, public and private entities has come together in the San Antonio, Texas region to form a defense-based public-private/private-public sector partnership (P4) designed to protect a military installation, public and private infrastructure, essential government services and private sector businesses from the danger posed by natural and man-made electromagnetic disturbances.


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.

Advocacy

NARC is the national voice of regional planning organizations, advocating for regional priorities in federal policy. NARC staff work through a committee-guided and local elected official board-driven structure in developing and executing national legislative policies.

Resources

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

Conferences

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

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