By the end of this year, Congress must decide how to deal with the looming sequestration—automatic spending cuts to federal defense and non-defense programs in order to reduce the federal deficit, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Programs slated for cuts beginning in January 2013 include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Byrne Justice Assistance Grants and COPS, as well as other critical federal resources for local governments in the areas of water infrastructure, job training, education, transit, and emergency management. The ultimate resolution of this issue will have a significant impact on cities and towns and their economic recovery and growth.
Join NLC for a free webinar discussing the details of the sequestration process and learn how city leaders from across the country can join together to urge Congress to find a bipartisan and balanced solution to reducing the deficit, not one like sequestration that will undermine the economy.
Ted Ellis, NLC President and Mayor, Bluffton, Indiana
Carolyn Coleman, NLC Director of Federal Relations
Mike Wallace, NLC Program Director for Housing and Community Development