Connect Your Residents to Broadband Assistance

Source: National League of Cities

New Programs Available to Support Local Broadband Subsidy Enrollment

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, presents an opportunity to narrow the digital divide in many communities by providing qualified households with a $30 monthly discount on broadband service. Learn about new resources to help you connect residents to this assistance.

Webinar: Recent Changes to U.S. Supreme Court Establishment Clause Jurisprudence

Census Bureau Invites Public Input on Designing 2030 Census

Federal Advocacy Committee Leadership Applications Now Open

Response and Recovery

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Survey
The Government Finance Officers Association and NLC are conducting a survey intended to assess the effectiveness of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and the rules for use of funds from the perspective of recipients. The survey is open until September 9th, and one respondent will get a $50 gift card.
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Cities Combating the Impacts of Inflation with Local Recovery Funds
Although SLFRF was not originally intended to address inflation directly, local governments are making expenditures to help employees and hard-hit residents manage through the height of inflation.
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Nominations Open for Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing
The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing recognizes individual state, local, Tribal, and territorial police officers, deputies, and troopers for exceptional efforts in community policing. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 23, 2022 at 8PM ET.
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Webinar: FEMA FY23 Proposed Risk Methodology Enhancements for Local Stakeholders
FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) has identified several areas of enhancement for the risk methodology through this review. GPD would like to gain feedback from states, territories, and the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan statistical areas on these proposed enhancements. A summary of the feedback will be presented to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, along with a recommended path forward on implementing changes.
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EPA Proposed Rule Designates PFOS, PFOA as Hazardous SubstancesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule to designate two PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under CERCLA. The proposed rule could have cost and liability concerns for local governments, including water utilities and municipal airports and landfills. The agency will soon begin accepting public comments on the proposal.
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Implementing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Restoring Healthy Ecosystems
The Bipartisan Policy Center, National Association of Counties, and National League of Cities will host U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore and U.S. Department of the Interior Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator Winnie Stachelberg to discuss their efforts to implement the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to restore healthy ecosystems, reduce the threat of and mitigate the effect from wildland fire, safeguard water supplies, and ensure greater access to federal public lands. Sept. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET
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Webinar: How Cities Can Receive Funding From The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program
Learn how cities can receive funding from the sixth round of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP), which has $192 million in available funds for cities for projects in underserved communities. The webinar is on Sep 8 at 02:00 PM ET.
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Webinar: Investing in Clean Energy and Improving Energy Efficiency in Your Community
Hear from the U.S. Department of Energy on funding opportunities for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and more on September 15 at 2PM ET.
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Technical Assistance and Funding Opportunities

Department of Transportation – Bridge Investment Program.
Closing Date: 9/8/2022
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Department of Transportation – Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A).
Closing Date: 9/15/2022
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration – Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program.
Closing Date: 9/30/22
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities.
Closing Date: 9/30/2022
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Department of Transportation – Railroad Crossing Elimination Grants.
Closing Date: 10/4/2022
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Department of Agriculture – Community Wildfire Defense Grants.
Closing Date: 10/7/1011
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Department of Transportation – Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program.
Closing Date: 10/13/2022
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Department of Housing and Urban Development – Continuum of Care (CoC) Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness.
Closing Date: 10/20/2022
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AmeriCorps – AmeriCorps State and National Grants.
Closing Date: 1/4/2023
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Environmental Protection Agency – Cybersecurity Assessment and Technical Assistance for Water and Wastewater Utilities.
No closing date.
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