Savings and Solutions
Cost savings for your community, made easy.
Get the most out of your NLC membership by using one of our seven cost-saving programs. From an easy-to-use grant database to residential home protection and municipal financing options, our partner programs are relevant to the every day needs of our members and their constituents. Believe us, your residents will thank you.
Learn more about these money-saving programs and fill out the form below to hear directly from NLC staff about their benefits. Someone from the NLC team will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.
A members' only benefit, Grant Access helps cities save valuable time spent searching for the right grant. Our program gives you access to over 7,000 federal, state and foundation grant opportunities, searchable by state, category and deadline.
The NLC Prescription Discount Program, administered by CVS Caremark, can save your residents an average of 24% off the full retail cost of prescription medication. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on the frequency of use. The discount card is accepted at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all major pharmacy chains and most local independent pharmacies.
Residential Home Protection
The NLC Service Line Warranty Program gives your residents who have not set aside money to pay for an unexpected, expensive utility line repair the opportunity to obtain a low cost warranty. The work is performed by licensed, local plumbers who will call the customer within one hour of filing a claim. The repair is performed professionally and quickly, typically within 24 hours. Utility Service Partners, a HomeServe company provides a personally staffed 24/7 repair hotline for residents, 365 days a year.
There is no cost to your city to participate in the program. PLUS, your city receives a share of the revenues collected! Implementation is easy and USP provides all of the required services.
Marketing and Tourism
Show off your city with the the NLC Community Showcase Video Program. Administered by CGI Communications, Inc. (CGI), this program will work with your city directly to create videos that showcase your city to visitors, communicate with residents and help attract and retain businesses.
The Public Finance Authority (PFA) partners with local governments to help finance public projects that create temporary and permanent jobs, affordable housing, community infrastructure and improve the overall quality of life in local communities.
Build America Mutual (BAM) is NLC’s preferred provider of financial guaranty insurance on debt for its member municipalities. Launched in July 2012, BAM delivers substantial interest cost savings for issuers of municipal bonds and durable protection against loss for municipal bond holders.
U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to your local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutes, and nonprofits looking for the best overall supplier government pricing.