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

2024 Presidential Election: Local Voices. National Elections.

Afterschool and Summer Learning

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO)

Building Climate Change Resilience

Building Equitable Systems Begins with Infants and Toddlers

Capstone Challenge Series

CHAMPS: Cities Combating Hunger

Cities Addressing Fines and Fees Equitably (CAFFE)

Cities Connecting Children to Nature

Cities of Opportunity

City Cultural Diversity Awards

City Inclusive Entrepreneurship Network (CIE)

Community Conversations on Race

Connecting Adults to Postsecondary and Workforce Success

Council on Youth, Education and Families

Early Learning Nation

Economic Mobility and Opportunity

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Technical Assistance Program

Empowering Local Authority: Advocating for Responsible Preemption 

Equitable Economic Mobility Initiative

Good Jobs, Great Cities

Grant Opportunity: Advancing Economic Mobility

Help Desk on Shared Equity Homeownership

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)

Housing & Community Development

Housing Supply Accelerator

Jail Reduction Strategies

Juvenile Justice Reform

Lead and Copper Rule Series

Leadership in Community Resilience

Local Infrastructure Hub Initiative

Military Communities Council

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)

NLC + ecoAmerica: Elevating Local Climate Action

NLC COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Ready to Rebuild

Reconnecting Opportunity Youth and Young Adults

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

Take The Healthy Housing Local Action Challenge

Tax Policy

The Disaster Recovery Program

The State and Local Collaborative to Support an Inclusive Workforce for the Electric Vehicle Charging Sector

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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