A new study to be released by NACo this week examines the financial pressures facing counties as they grapple with state limits on their ability to raise revenue, and the impact of state and federal mandates.
The report includes a breakdown of county revenue sources along with state limitations on property taxation and sales taxes.
In the 106 months since the beginning of the Great Recession in December of 2007, the economy has created 5.6 million new jobs, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey.
NACo’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Profiles detail the CDBG funding received by both the county and the state in FY 2010 and FY 2016, as well as the percent change between the two fiscal years and the services supported by CDBG funding.
Texas counties continue to lead in population growth
Every March, the U.S. Census Bureau releases the county population estimates for the previous year and updates the annual population figures up to the latest census year.
Child poverty rates in the United States have increased significantly since 2000, peaking in 2010 at the highest level since the 1960's. Furthermore, the place in which a child spends his or her childhood has increasingly come to determine that child's future income opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG program provides critical funding to counties to improve their local communities and serve their most vulnerable residents. Counties use the flexibility of CDBG to partner with the private and non-profit sectors to address economic development, infrastructure and human service needs, and to create jobs