Source: National League of Cities
On Thursday, March 11, nearly a year to the day that our nation shut down to stave off the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, we marked another historic moment in the U.S. fight against COVID-19. President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act into law. With the stroke of a pen, the President and Congress delivered historic, unprecedented and meaningful aid to America’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages.
What We’re Reading:
- Vice President Kamala Harris Announced $250 Million Grant That Will Be Distributed Among Organizations Combating Racial Disparities in Covid Response – Yahoo News (March 9, 2021)
- Yellen Says Treasury to Get Aid to Cities, States in ‘Quickest Way Possible’ – US News (March 9, 2021)
- Remarks by Vice President Harris at National League of Cities Conference – White House (March 8, 2021)
- Harris delivers virtual remarks to National League of Cities conference – PBS News Hour (March 8, 2021)
- Local cities and municipalities anxious for financial assistance provided in latest COVID-19 relief package – Local 10 News Miami (March 8, 2021)
- San Antonio Councilwoman Sandoval Advocates To Secretary Pete Buttigieg For Federal Transportation Dollars – San Antonio Patch (March 8, 2021)
Applications Open: First Tier Suburbs Economic Development Program
If your community exist right on the edges of a major metro city, learn more about NLC’s First Tier Suburbs Economic Development program. In a year when so many municipalities have been devasted by the economic fallout from the pandemic, this program offers national economic development consulting for the winning municipality.
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NLC Announces Leadership in Community Resilience Grant Winners
NLC selected eight cities as the 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience Grant Winners. Each city will receive $10,000 in direct financial support as well as technical assistance and advisory services from NLC staff and partners to help them meet community-specific resiliency goals.
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State of the Cities 2021 Survey
This past year has been unlike any other in our nation’s history. How has your community changed? To gauge local conditions, from the economy and infrastructure to health and finance, NLC is conducting a short survey of cities, towns and villages across the country. Survey results will inform NLC’s annual State of the Cities research, and be used to help Federal policy leaders and others support local priorities. Make your voice count! Please respond no later than Friday, March 19.
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