This week I had the tremendous privilege of attending and representing Sierra Vista at the Annual League of Arizona Cities and Towns (LACT) Conference for a 3rd time. In addition to myself, our Mayor, Rick Mueller, Dr. Councilmember Angelica Landry, Councilmember Rodriguez, and Councilmember Messmer were also in attendance. I thought it was pretty awesome for our newbie council member, Marta Messmer, to jump right in and join us for the state league conference.
Highlights from Wednesday, August 31st:
Parade of Flags
Dr. Angelica Landry was our awesome volunteer this year to represent Sierra Vista in the parade of flags. Hummingbird topper inspired by the Town of Quartzsite having a camel topper.
Opening General Session
IIJA: Overview (Concurrent Session 1)
List of grant programs on NLC website or build.gov and database. Google “nlc ready to rebuild”
Blog post and webinars coming up - share w/ Victoria
Have to sell your story for your project, identify resiliency in the project
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program provides grants to local governments in two allocations as outlined in section 541(3) of EISA. The term “eligible unit of local government-alternative 1” (Local Government-Alternative 1) means—(1) A city with a population—of at least 35,000
MPOs will have elevated roles in a log if these plans since many will be looking for “proof of collaboration” (they want to see we included as many as possible) and regional planning
State task for launched page about a week ago - goal will be to serve as an info hub
Nag website to track grants
Local first will higher grant writer for you - more will be discussed in iija track: transportation
Smart grants can help with local match