NACo sends letter to congressional leadership urging prioritization of county activities in FY 2024 appropriations


Key Takeaways

NACo has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to prioritize federal investments in crucial local government activities through the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY 2024) appropriations process. This letter includes top priorities for counties, including but not limited to, increased funding levels for key behavioral health and mental health programs, the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, permanent funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), funding for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) authorized election security grants, full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program and the extension of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program.

As intergovernmental partners, counties work with the federal government to build our communities through investments sourced through a mix of local revenue and federal funds. Taking action to pass appropriations for Fiscal Year 2024, which includes the above provisions, will ensure our citizens' health, safety and prosperity while protecting our nation’s infrastructure and economy.

To read the full letter, click here.