2022 Policy Briefs

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    2022 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
    • Support County Priorities as Congress Begins Work on Next Farm Bill

    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
    • WIOA 101: Counties and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 

    Environment, Energy and Land Use

    • "Waters of the U.S." Rule
    • Urge Congress and EPA to Consult with Counties on any Future Regulations on PFAS 

    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
    • Fund Local Crisis Response Efforts
    • 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)
    • 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 Deployment of Next Generation 911 Bill
    • Support the Protecting Community Television Act

    Transportation

    • Urge Our Federal Partners to Consult with County Officials in the Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
    • The County Role in Infrastructure One-Pager
    • National Bridge Inventory One-Pager

    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