The County Countdown – October 23, 2023

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Every other week, NACo’s County Countdown reviews top federal policy advocacy items with an eye towards counties and the intergovernmental partnership.   

Watch the video and explore NACo resources below on some of the top issues we're covering this week. 

2024 Appropriations

NACo urges Congress to finalize fiscal year 2024 appropriations without delay, to stave off a potential government shutdown.

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium 

The LUCC Symposium, held this month in Orange County, Fla., offered a productive platform for county officials and our partners.

  • County-led solutions: The symposium featured in-depth dialogues on disaster readiness and response, housing affordability, mental and behavioral health, and artificial intelligence.
  • Survey: Were you there? Share your thoughts in the attendee survey

Federal Grants

NACo supports the bipartisan Streamlining Federal Grants Act, introduced last month. The bill would facilitate more straightforward grant application processes for counties.

  • Key takeaway: The legislation tasks the Office of Management and Budget with guiding federal agencies towards streamlined grant application processes.
  • Support for counties: The legislation includes a special focus on aiding counties, particularly rural counties, in accessing grant opportunities.

Black Maternal and Infant Mortality

On October 16, NACo hosted an event on disproportionate Black maternal and infant mortality rates.

  • A collaborative effort: County leaders, federal officials and thought partners identified actionable policy solutions to address this public health crisis.
  • Catch up: Watch the recording here

2024 NACo Legislative Conference

The 2024 NACo Legislative Conference is scheduled for February 10-13 in Washington, D.C. 

  • Join your peers: The conference convenes nearly 2,000 county officials to tackle federal policy matters impacting counties and citizens. 
  • Highlights: This year’s conference will include policy sessions, opportunities to engage with members of Congress, and robust interactions with federal agency representatives
  • Register today to secure early bird rates and hotel availability. 

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The 2023 NACo Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium will gather county executives, governing board members and other senior elected officials alongside national thought leaders and partners in Orange County, Florida to identify urban challenges and elevate solutions through peer-to-peer information exchanges and national policy discussions. 

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The Streamlining Federal Grants Act simplifies the grant application process for local governments to improve access to federal grant funding.  

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Join NACo for a briefing focused on innovative county solutions to address disproportionate Black maternal and infant mortality rates

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2024 NACo Legislative Conference

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The NACo Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents.

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President Biden detailed how the legislation he has championed has relied on counties to make the most of it.

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Embracing Financial Innovation: Empowering Beaufort County's Treasurer's Department

Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the cutting-edge financial strategies employed by Maria Walls, Treasurer of Beaufort County, SC. Discover how she is transforming fiscal management with the support of the cashVest program. 

In this interactive session, Treasurer Walls will share her experiences and success stories in leveraging data to optimize the county's liquidity, maximize returns, and enhance overall financial performance. Learn about the strategic decisions made possible by this unique program that has generated over $12 million dollars for her community in the last 12 months alone!