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NLC News

Oct 06

For years, Austin has been a leader in keeping things local. Even as the city has grown, community leaders inside and outside of government have been the key to implementing bold ideas. This week, we'll look at two Congress of Cities mobile workshops highlighting some examples that can be modeled in any community, of any size, that has the passion to do so. These are stories of…

Oct 06
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

Government executives are challenged to achieve efficiencies and streamline operations while running complex, multi-faceted organizations — all in an environment of conflicting political agendas, cumbersome policies and intense competition for dwindling shares of the appropriations budget. This shines a light on the need to focus on management solutions that enable service innovations…

Oct 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected a new cohort of cities to receive between $30,000 and $50,000 over the next fifteen months to assist the cities to better utilize available federal funding and resources to expand participation in federally subsidized afterschool and summer meal programs. These afterschool and summer meal programs serve as an invaluable role in…

Sep 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

Announces grants to 13 cities to bring healthy meals to children

Washington, DC - The National League of Cities is awarding 13 cities grants to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals. This effort will build on 7.5 million meals that were served over the last 2.5 years under the program.

In addition to grants ranging from…

Sep 29

Many think of the U.S. as the land of plenty, but more than 48 million Americansincluding 15.9 million children—live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In Washington D.C., where the National League…

Sep 29
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Press Release
  • City Government
  • Economic Development

Eddie Holloway is the Dean of Students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He will be hosting his session ”Best Practices in Political Decision Making” on Wednesday, November 19, from 1:00-4:30pm at the Congress of Cities in Austin.

Public confidence in America’s political leadership is at an all-time low.  Whether it is the Harris, Gallup or…

Sep 29

NLC's Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee met this month to discuss current issues facing cities and craft policy positions for the membership's consideration during NLC's Congress of Cities in Austin in November.

Members of the PSCP Steering Committee in Phoenix, AZ

The Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, chaired by…

Sep 29

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), which President Ford signed into law on August 22, 1974, the co-chairs of the Congressional Urban Caucus, Representatives Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and Michael Turner (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of supporters, including Representatives McGovern (D-MA), Barletta (R-PA), Brady (D-PA), and Gibson (R-NY),…

Sep 29

NLC applauded recent efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to modernize and streamline the federal E-Rate program. In comments to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, NLC emphasized the value of the E-Rate program and the benefit it is bringing to communities through schools and libraries. Earlier this year, NLC called on the agency to take these steps.

Since its inception in 1997, the…

Sep 29

Keep the energy going on Saturday, November 22 when the Congress of Cities ends with a spectacular celebration. After the sessions on Saturday the Live Music Capital of the World® will continue to deliver the finest in entertainment. The closing party at the world famous Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum will feature not one, but two outstanding, Grammy-winning Texas musical acts --…