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When we achieve equity for infants and toddlers, we can expect that resources, opportunities, rewards and burdens are fairly distributed across groups and communities so that those with the greatest challenges are adequately supported and not further disadvantaged.[i] Even before birth, infants and toddlers are affected by social factors associa

Advancing Equitable Early Childhood Systems in Local Communities

Rescue PILT and SRS

The National Association of Counties (NACo) today applauded the bipartisan reauthorization of the Second Chance Act. The First Step Act, with the Second Chance Act, was attached to the Save Our Seas Act and includes resources for substance abuse treatment, vocational training, mentoring and other offender reentry and recidivism initiatives through 2023.

Counties Applaud Reauthorization of Second Chance Act Attached to Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The Ingham County Home Initiative is working to increase health opportunities by reducing tobacco use and the number of children exposed to secondhand smoke in HUD-funded living spaces.

Healthiest Cities and Counties Community Spotlight Series: Ingham County, Michigan

The Ingham County Home Initiative is working to increase health opportunities by reducing tobacco use and the number of children exposed to secondhand smoke in HUD-funded living spaces.

On December 11, U.S.

U.S. Department of Transportation awards $1.5 billion in BUILD grant funding

On December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act (H.R.

House approves lame duck legislation to improve Medicaid coordinated care

Sens. Crapo, Wyden introduce bill to create Secure Rural Schools endowment fund ensuring long-term financial certainty for America’s forest counties and ending the cycle of short-term SRS reauthorizations

Sens. Crapo, Wyden unveil bill to create SRS endowment fund, provide certainty for forest counties

On December 12, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at revitalizing economically-distressed communities.

President issues executive order streamlining federal funds for opportunity zones

As Congress works through the closing weeks of the Lame Duck session, lawmakers recently passed two pieces of legislation that will assist counties in addressing juvenile justice and rural emergency service needs.

County criminal justice priorities pass during closing days of 115th Congress

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Upcoming Dates

3 Jun
WVACo Spring Board Meeting
06.03.2019 - 06.05.2019
4 Jun
12 Jul
2019 NACo Conference and Exposition
07.12.2019 - 07.15.2019

From the Director

26 March 2019
Another session of the WV Legislature has been completed, and WVACo found success this year in passi...
05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...