2021 Policy Briefs

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    2021 Policy Briefs

    Check out the updated legislative policy briefs for NACo's ten policy steering committees. In each policy brief, you will find information on the type of action needed on the issue, background information, key talking points and a listing of the Congressional committees of jurisdiction.

    Agriculture and Rural Affairs

    • Maintain Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs

    Community, Economic and Workforce Development

    • Restore Funding for HUD’s Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
    • U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Support Essential Seed Capital/Gap Financing for Local Job Creation
    • Support Local Development and Infrastructure Projects: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
    • Support Workforce and Local Business Development: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    • CDBG National Profile
    • Presentation: CDBG for Counties
    • CDBG Expenditure Report

    Environment, Energy and Land Use

    • NACo Regulatory Outlook for the Biden Administration
    • Urge Congress and EPA to Consult with Counties on any Future Regulations on PFAS 
    • NACo Analysis: H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020
    • NACo Analysis: U.S. Senate Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act

    Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs

    • Restore the Balance of Federalism and Optimize Intergovernmental Partnerships 
    • Oppose Eliminating or Limiting the Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds 
    • Support the LOCAL Infrastructure Act to Restore Tax-Exempt Status of Advance Refunding Bonds
    • Municipal Bonds Advocacy Toolkit
    • Presentation: Remote Sales Tax
    • One Pager: Elections and the County Role

    Health

    • Enhance Counties' Ability to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Support Counties in Improving Health Services for Justice-Involved Individuals
    • Protect Funding for Core Local Public Health Services and Prevention Programs
    • Protect the Federal-State-Local Partnership for Medicaid
    • One Pager: Behavioral Health Matters to Counties
    • NACo Report: Medicaid Coverage and County Jails

    • NACo Report: Medicaid and Counties: Understanding the Program and Why It Matters to Counties

    Human Services and Education

    • Reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reauthorization and Appropriations
    • Support the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
    • Support the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
    • Support the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
    • Faces of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Publication
    • Reauthorize and Fully Fund the Older Americans Act (OAA)
    • Authorize Resources for County Veteran Service Officers

    Justice & Public Safety

    • Support Local Efforts to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails
    • Sustain Public Safety Assistance for Local Communities
    • Increase Funding for the Second Chance Act (SCA)
    • Support Counties in Improving Health Services for Justice-Involved Individuals
    • Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

    Public Lands

    • Continue Revenue Sharing Payments to Forest Counties: Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program
    • Provide Full Mandatory Funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program
    • SRS National Profile
    • PILT National Profile
    • PILT Advocacy Toolkit
    • PILT Legislative Presentation

    Telecommunications & Technology

    • Presentation: Next Generation Local Zoning Authority: 5G Wireless Broadband 101
    • Support The Accelerating Broadband Development By Empowering Local Communities Act (H.R. 530 / S. 2012)
    • Support the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (Broadband DATA Act)
    • Support the Protecting Community Television Act (S.3218 / H.R.5659)

    Transportation

    • Support County Priorities in Any New Infrastructure Package or Surface Transportation Reauthorization
    • NACo Analysis on House Democrats' Infrastructure Framework
    • The County Role in Infrastructure One-Pager
    • National Bridge Inventory One-Pager
    • NACo's 2020 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) Priorities

    COVID-19 Legislation

    • Summary of COVID-19 Legislation
    • NACo Analysis of Federal Legislation on Coronavirus Legislation
    • NACo Blog Analysis: Congress and White House pass second COVID-19 legislative package
    • NACo Analysis of the Third COVID-19 Supplemental: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
    • NACo Blog Analysis: $484 billion coronavirus relief package
    • NACo Legislative Analysis: Year End COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Package

    Budget and Appropriations

    • Comprehensive Analysis of COVID-19's Impact on County Finances and Implications for the U.S. Economy
    • NACo Analysis of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request
    • NACo Analysis of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
    • NACo Analysis of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
    • NACo Analysis of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
    • NACo Analysis of Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Package

    Elections: County Role and Analyses

    • All Elections Are Local: The County Role in the Elections Process
    • NACo Blog: New NACo data release highlights the key role of counties in elections
    Check out the updated legislative policy briefs for NACo's ten policy steering committees.
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Check out the updated legislative policy briefs for NACo's ten policy steering committees. In each policy brief, you will find information on the type of action needed on the issue, background information, key talking points and a listing of the Congressional committees of jurisdiction.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Community, Economic and Workforce Development

Environment, Energy and Land Use

Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Health

Human Services and Education

Justice & Public Safety

Public Lands

Telecommunications & Technology

Transportation

COVID-19 Legislation

Budget and Appropriations

Elections: County Role and Analyses

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