Learn Everything You Need to Know About COVID Relief – NLC

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.

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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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