Paper Shortage Causing Headaches for Local Election Officials

Paper supply chain challenges concern election officials ahead of 2022 elections. According to Route Fifty, some state elections offices are having such a hard time finding paper that they could face missing legal deadlines for mailing ballots and notices in the upcoming elections. Election officials face a critical shortage of paper for election materials like voter registration forms, ballots, mail-in vote envelopes, and voter instruction materials. Ballots, in particular, can only be printed on a…

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Anne Arundel Wins Two 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Anne Arundel County has won two 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in County Resiliency and Health categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. County Resiliency: Anne Arundel County’s Bureau of Watershed Protection & Restoration (BWPR) implemented its Full Delivery of Water Quality Improvements…

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Available Now: “Infrastructure School” Webinars

As previously reported on Conduit Street, the White House released a guidebook for state and local leaders outlining resources on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The guidebook is a roadmap to the funding available under the law and an explanatory document that shows, in as much detail as currently available, program-by-program information. Over the past few months, federal officials hosted a series of webinars dubbed "Infrastructure School" on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook and a deeper…

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Howard Wins 43 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Howard County has won 43 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in multiple categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. “Our dedicated Howard County employees and partners have demonstrated their commitment to innovation to serve our community,” County Executive Ball said. “Every program…

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Congressman Trone Secures $33 Million for Sixth District Community Projects

Congressman David Trone has helped secure $32,704,877 in funding for projects across Maryland's sixth congressional district, creating new jobs, delivering much-needed resources to Sixth District communities, and restoring neglected infrastructure. The Congressman requested and received funding for 15 projects in the 2023 fiscal year. He described the process for identifying project recipients across the sixth district, encompassing the westernmost portion of the state, in a press release: “As a businessman, I know how vital it is to…

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Apply Now: Feds Awarding Billions for Safe Streets and Roads

The FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants is live on Grants.gov. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the SS4a discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next five years (up to $1 billion in fiscal 2022). Who…

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Montgomery Wins 31 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Montgomery County has won 31 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in multiple categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. Montgomery's 31 awards are in the following categories: Transportation; Risk and Emergency Management; Personnel Management, Employment and Training; Parks and Recreation; Information Technology;…

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The Biden Budget Proposal: What’s in It for Counties?

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has compiled an executive summary of county highlights for President Biden's FY 23 budget request. The nation’s 3,069 counties play a key role in administering federal programs and services in our local communities. Counties build and maintain public infrastructure, transportation and economic development assets, provide criminal justice and public safety services, and protect the public’s health and well-being. Policies and programs established by the federal government help support and…

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Two Weeks Left! Apply for NACo 2022-2023 Presidential Appointments

Do you want to be a part of advocacy efforts on the national level? Apply today to be considered for a leadership or committee appointment on a steering, standing, or ad hoc committee for the 2022–2023 presidential year. There are two ways to participate: 1. APPLY THROUGH THE NACo PRESIDENT APPOINTMENT PROCESS The NACo president makes certain appointments after review of member applications. To be considered for a presidential appointment to any of the following…

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