NACo National Federal Policy Update: Overview of ARPA Flexibility Legislation

October 25, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

On October 19, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act, which would provide additional flexibility for the $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The legislation would strengthen the Recovery Fund by allowing counties to allocate additional funding for the provision of government services, invest in infrastructure-related and economic development activities and provide emergency relief from natural disasters and their economic impacts. Join NACo for an overview of this new legislation and how it will impact county ARPA Recovery Fund spending.

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Update on the ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund

October 26, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Now that the U.S. Department of Treasury has begun administering American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (Recovery Fund), NACo is hosting a session to provide counties with the latest updates on eligible uses, reporting requirements and next steps for the release of the Final Rule for the Recovery Fund. NACo members will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting: The Social Determinants of Health

October 27, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, access to health care and social support networks. Prior to the pandemic, counties across the country were implementing a variety of initiatives to address social determinants of health both in health and broader non-health sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already existing health disparities for a broad range of populations, but especially for people of color.

For the first Healthy Counties Advisory Board (Board) meeting of the year, we will welcome our 2021-2022 Board leadership and members and engage in a discussion on the social determinants of health and how we can improve our residents’ health by understanding and implementing policy focused on filling gaps in social needs. All NACo members are welcome to attend! 

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Reducing Jail Populations through State and Local Policy Coordination

October 28, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Counties operate 91 percent of local jails and spend an estimated $26 billion each year on correctional facilities. However, many of the laws and policies that determine who goes to jail and for how long are made at the state level. State policy can also determine what is a crime and when to arrest someone, how to make pretrial release and sentencing decisions and how to handle probation violations and unpaid fees; state budget policy can also dictate funding availability for mental health services in local communities. Counties across the country are partnering with state leaders to consider policies that reduce jail populations and improve public safety, especially as congregate care settings have fueled the spread of COVID-19. Join NACo and its partners at The Pew Charitable Trusts for a webinar featuring the Michigan Association of Counties on the state and local partnership to safely reduce jail populations.

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Latest on the Delta Variant and Using ARP Funds to Respond

November 2, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Featuring Dr. Deborah Birx

As public health officials track the surge of the Delta variant, counties are also poised to take steps to reduce transmission and protect our communities. NACo will be joined by Dr. Deborah Birx, the former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, who will share an update on COVID-19 and best practices to lower community outbreaks. This session will also include information on how counties can use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to address the public health emergency.

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Tech Xchange Membership Working for You

November 3, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Come hear about all of the benefits that the NACo Tech Xchange membership provides for local government IT leaders. You will learn of new features in the discussion group offering as well as how to navigate the Tech Xchange portal of resources. From job description templates to technology policy templates, the portal offers a variety of documents as well as tool kits to assist with the development of a top-rate IT department. You will also have the opportunity to offer new ideas where NACo can enhance the Tech Xchange program. Your voice matters!

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Counties Can Improve Economic Mobility through Adult Literacy

November 17, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

More than 130 million Americans—roughly 54% of adults between the ages of 16 and 74—struggle with low literacy. Improved literacy rates have the power to strengthen our economy by boosting labor productivity and breaking the cycle of poverty for families in need. Through initiatives at local libraries and in partnership with workforce development, education and community-based organizations, counties are connecting residents to the resources and programs that can improve their literacy skills and overall well-being. Join NACo, the Barbara Bush Foundation and county leaders for a conversation on the economic impact of literacy.

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NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Insider Threat

November 29, 2021 - December 1, 2021

Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021

NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Third-Party Partner
Presented by the NACo County Tech Xchange and Professional Development Academy

In response to the growing threat landscape and complexity of the interdependent and networked business of counties, NACo is partnering with the Professional Development Academy and their community of CISOs, CIOS, risk managers and cyber leaders to launch cyberattack simulation training.

Enrollment is free for NACo member counties. 

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Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

December 15, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join the Healthy Counties Advisory Board for its bimonthly business meeting. Agenda forthcoming.

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