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AI County Compass: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Local Governance and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence

The NACo AI Compass and Resource Hub provides county governments with essential tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). This toolkit covers key themes such as responsible applications, policy models, ethical frameworks, and workforce preparation, helping counties leverage GenAI for improved operations and services.



Bridging Divides: Tools for County Leaders to Overcome Division and Foster Collaboration

Part of NACo President Mary Jo McGuire’s “Forward Together” theme, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution has developed a toolkit to help county leaders connect with one another, inspire trust and engagement in county government, and lead intergovernmental partnerships.

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Unlock the Power of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils: Enhance Your County's Justice System

 Balancing public safety with innovative and cost-effective policies and programs can reduce over-reliance on jails and other aspects of the local justice system when alternative options may prove to be a better response.

Advocacy Resources

Detailed analysis and customizable tools to support outreach on federal policy issues.


Implementing Infrastructure Investments at the County Level: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (P.L. 117-58)

On November 15, 2021, President Biden enacted the five-year, $973 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, formally known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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Legislative Analysis for Counties: FY 2024 Appropriations

In March 2024, Congress passed and the president signed two Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 “minibus” appropriations bills to fund the federal government through September 30, 2024.

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Legislative Analysis: Impact of PFAS Regulations on Counties

NACo's analysis provides an in-depth examination of current and proposed regulations on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their implications for county governments.

Featured Programs & Resources

NACo programs and signature projects convene county leaders, produce best practice programming, dive deep on keys issues and more.

Explore NACo's Directory of Program and Resources

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Opioid Solutions Center

NACo's Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.

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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.

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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.


Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities

BRECC serves coal communities seeking to revitalize and diversify their economies. 

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Familiar Faces Initiative

The Familiar Faces Initiative empowers communities to share data and integrate care options between health and justice systems so they can intervene earlier, improve outcomes and reduce incarceration and hospitalization rates.

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County Resources on Economic Mobility

Explore these resources to promote inclusive economic prosperity for county residents.