NLC Federal Advocacy Newsletter – New Opportunities from the CHIPS+ Act for Communities

Source: National League of Cities

In August 2022, President Biden signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS+), which provides $280 billion over ten years to revitalize semiconductor research, development and manufacturing. Learn about new opportunities from this legislation for cities. Learn More »

Cities Ask Congress to Act on Rail Safety »

Significance of the Farm Bill Reauthorization for Every Community »

Upcoming SLFRF Reporting Deadline: Tips for Small Governments »

Response and Recovery

Resources to Share Your ARPA Stories:  Two years after the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, we need you to share how these dollars have made a positive impact in your community! Our toolkit to help you share these stories includes talking points, social posts, press event ideas, a sample press release and an op-ed outline. Learn More »

Cities in Action: Data Storytelling to Help Small and Mid-sized Cities Compete for Federal Grants: Technology company and NLC Enterprise Partner mySidewalk partnered with the cities of Brighton, CO, and Tampa, FL, to co-design and deploy a user-friendly, repeatable process for using community data to support grant-seeking.  Learn More »


New Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Coming Soon: New federal community electric vehicle (EV) charging grants will soon be available to help communities add new EV charging locations as the number of EVs on the roads grows.  Learn More »

New Formula Funding for Metro Areas for Carbon Pollution Reduction Planning: Through the new Carbon Pollution Reduction Grant program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, large Metropolitan Statistical Areas will receive $1 million in formula funding to develop, update or evaluate metropolitan plans to reduce climate pollution. A Notice of Intent to Participate is due April 28. Learn More »

EPA Listening Sessions on PFAS Strategic Roadmap: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a series of a virtual listening sessions on the PFAS Strategic Roadmap focused on each EPA Region. Each session will also provide opportunities to share feedback directly with EPA Regional and PFAS Council leaders to inform the implementation of the actions described in the Roadmap.  Register Here »

Build America, Buy America Comment Period: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking comments on the implementation of the Build America, Buy America Act provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. NLC is seeking your feedback to share with OMB.  Learn More »

Webinar: Public Buildings and the IRA: The New Incentives for Going Green: NLC and the U.S. Green Building Council will co-host a webinar on Thursday, March 9, 2-3 pm eastern exploring the new federal incentives and programs available for public building projects. Register Here »

NLC Calls on FCC to Protect Residents from Digital Discrimination:  NLC shared comments with the Federal Communications Commission on its plans to address digital discrimination, also commonly known as digital redlining. NLC called on the agency to promulgate rules and resources that provide residence with robust protection from unequal treatment by broadband providers and to empower local governments to protect consumers without federal or state preemption. Learn More »