NLC Members Participate in White House Rural Tour

April 20, 2022 - (2 min read)

Small and rural community leaders to share local perspectives on infrastructure.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced NLC members will participate in the White House’s rural and small community tour. Kicking off today and running through April, the White House is hosting virtual discussions in more than 30 rural communities across the country to highlight opportunities in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for small and rural communities. NLC members from these communities have been invited to participate in the virtual discussions.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes historic funding opportunities to strengthen and build infrastructure in small and rural communities across the nation. We look forward to working closely with the Biden Administration to make sure small and rural communities can maximize this opportunity to meet the needs of their residents,” said Mayor Dontario Hardy from Kinston, North Carolina, NLC’s Small Cities Council chair. 

States on the current schedule include Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Virginia, North Dakota, and Missouri. Additional states will be added.

Last week, the White House released a new resource to help local leaders find and apply for funding from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook. This playbook is designed to help rural and small communities understand the available funding for infrastructure provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other sources.


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