On September 12, the Trump Administration released a final rule to repeal the 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition and reinstate the pre-2015 WOTUS definition from 1986.

Administration releases final rule to repeal the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule

Photos from Washington, D.C. and counties across the country.

This Week in Photos: Sept. 8 – 14

Washington – The National Association of Counties (NACo) today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to withdraw the 2015 "Waters of the U.S." definition and replace it with previous regulations. NACo CEO/Executive Director Matthew Chase said:

National Association of Counties Issues Statement on “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

As 2019 winds down, both Congress and the White House have a long to-do list, with FY 2020 appropriations and major program reauthorizations topping the agenda. County priorities – ranging from human services to disaster recovery – will be at the center of these negotiations.

Appropriations to dominate fall legislative agenda

Physical land is a county’s most valuable – and finite – resource. Developing land comes with pain points and risk. How much revenue, for example, will a developed parcel generate in the near and long-term future? What type of maintenance and service will new infrastructure require?

How to Fix Land Development Pain Points

On September 3, the U.S.

Public comment period opens for Opportunity Zones planning

On September 3, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will award $75 million in Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grants to 23 local communities to support innovative programs aimed at ending youth homelessness.

HUD awards $75 million to support local youth housing programs

Photos from Washington, D.C. and counties across the country.

This Week in Photos: Sept. 1 – 7

New data in September: PILT funding, SRS funding, public elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities and libraries

September County Explorer Update: PILT funding, colleges and more

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