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.
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
NACo’s U.S. Export-Import Bank County Profiles detail the number of companies supported by the bank, the percentage of small businesses supported, the amount of funding received and the value of the exports supported in each county.
Counties are responsible for providing core services, such as human services, criminal justice, public welfare and infrastructure, to communities of all sizes across America. To ensure the delivery of these essential services, support job growth and maintain a healthy revenue base, counties invest in economic development activities in a number of ways.