Take Action to Support County Priorities

Counties play an instrumental role in the overall public administration and governance of federal, state and local policies, programs and services.

NACo supports federal policies and programs that equip county governments with the resources and flexibility needed to effectively serve our residents. NACo works to preserve local decision making and protect counties from unfunded mandates and preemption of local authority. Since counties implement many federal programs at the local level and must enforce many federal regulations, NACo encourages meaningful intergovernmental consultation with counties throughout all federal policy, program and regulatory development processes.

NACo Federal Policy Priorities

County Countdown

December 5, 2023

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

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Maximize Federal Investments

NACo Federal Funding Matrix

NACo is your voice in Washington. Our experts review federal funding opportunities for counties daily. Explore our interactive funding matrix to find support for your local priorities.

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Latest Policy Analysis

Counties are Key Intergovernmental Partners

Counties play an integral role in our nationsl intergovernmental system. Below, find resources to share with our federal partners and your members of Congress that highlight how we impact nearly every American every day.

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Policy Steering Committees


Ad Hoc & Task Force Committees

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Artificial Intelligence Exploratory Committee

NACo's AI Exploratory Committee covers emerging policies, practices and potential applications and consequences of Artificial Intelligence (AI), through the lens of county government governance, operations, constituent services, innovation, public trust, privacy, and security, and workforce productivity.

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NACo Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Launched in February 2023, the NACo Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing brings together county leaders from across the nation to take action to address the ever-growing mental health crisis from the county government perspective.