Currently in Progress

Keep up with all of NLC’s current initiatives to learn how to meet the needs of your community.

Future of Cities

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Improving Community Health and Resilience through the Arts

Youth Excel: Cities Advancing Equitable Youth Economic Recovery and Empowerment

2021 Vacant Property Leadership Institute

Building Climate Change Resilience

Building Equitable Systems Begins with Infants and Toddlers

CHAMPS: Cities Combating Hunger

Cities Addressing Fines and Fees Equitably (CAFFE)

Cities Connecting Children to Nature

City Cultural Diversity Awards

City Inclusive Entrepreneurship Network (CIE)

City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation

Community Conversations on Race

Council on Youth, Education and Families

Economic Mobility and Opportunity

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Technical Assistance Program

Equitable Economic Mobility Initiative

Good Jobs, Great Cities

Grant Opportunity: Advancing Economic Mobility

Healthy Housing Local Action Challenge

Help Desk on Shared Equity Homeownership

Housing Supply Accelerator

Jail Reduction Strategies

Juvenile Justice Reform

Lead and Copper Rule Series

Leadership in Community Resilience

Military Communities Council

NLC + ecoAmerica: Elevating Local Climate Action

NLC COVID-19 Pandemic Response

NLC Reengagement Network

Ready to Rebuild

Reimagining Public Safety

Small Cities Month

Southern Cities Economic Inclusion: Expanding Capacity, Building Resilience

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Strong Southern Communities Initiative

Student Reengagement

Summer of Savings and Solutions (SoSaS) 

Sustainability and Resilience

Tax Policy

The Disaster Recovery Program

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

Urban Innovation

Using Wastewater to Detect COVID-19 and other Pathogens

Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award

Young Municipal Leaders (YML)

Constituency Groups
Member Councils

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