Getting Started

Welcome from the officers, members and staff of the National Association of Counties.

Whether you are a newly elected official or just new to NACo, this page is for you. It is also perfect for staff who need to become more familiar with the programs, products and services that NACo offers.

From this section you can find basic information about NACo and counties, and link to specific programs that can save your county time and money, and provide help for your residents. You can learn about county government structure, grant opportunities and awards programs available through NACo.

Using the Find a County feature, you can find any county in the country, and see who the elected officials are and view basic information about that county. Of course, if you are looking for more detailed data and demographics about counties, you can find that in the Research & Publications section.

This is the place to begin, but not the place to end. Check out Gaining Knowledge and Becoming Involved to get a complete understanding of the NACo experience.​​​​


 Featured Content

At NACo's Members-Only Grants Clearinghouse, you will find the tools and information you need to access federal grants available to county governments. Information about foundation, corporate and NACo grants to counties is also included in this section.