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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Realizing that a highly educated city creates the most economic opportunity, the Mayor's Office of Louisville Metro has organized strong partnerships between stakeholders in business, government, and education to increase the number…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Allison Paisner.

How can local leaders create a community-building activity that helps citizens make healthy food choices and get outside more? Gardens may be the ideal answer.

While you may not have…

Mizmor L’David Garden
Mizmor L’David Garden
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the programs Goals?

Greater University Circle is a four-square-mile area in Cleveland that is home to Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals.  Together these neighborhood anchor institutions…

  • CitiesSpeak

Providing meals for children through federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs is a win-win opportunity for cities. Cities benefit by bringing more federal funds into their neighborhoods, and can improve the health and well-being of low-income…

  • Press Release

New Learning Collaborative to help city officials reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities.

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This blog post was co-written by Carla Plaza, consultant to NLC's Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative.

Yes, it’s that time of year again. I’m not talking about the NFL playoffs or flu season, though. It…

Medical Exam
Medical Exam
  • Press Release

This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

As part of NLC's on-going efforts to provide cities with access to Ebola virus information, NLC is pleased to share the following information on how to properly dispose of Ebola-related waste into public waste water systems. As you will learn,…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

The tragic death of Thomas Duncan in a Dallas hospital reminds us of the severity of the disease, said President Obama, and that it must be taken seriously.

In a wide ranging conference call with city leaders from across the nation,…

Obama
Obama