Cities Are Essential Resources

Current Tools, Actions, and Resources

Municipalities will use federal funds to facilitate a reopening of the national economy. Data is crucial to helping tell the story of how America’s cities, towns, and villages have been impacted by COVID-19. Below, find essential resources on the fiscal and social impact of coronavirus on communities. We need a united national partnership to get Americans back to a safe, healthy, prosperous life. 

Latest Resources

View the latest NLC resources and tools for the Cities Are Essential campaign.

Letter to the Editor and Op-Ed Guidelines

Your voice is critical! NLC has put together guidelines, messaging and resources to help you craft an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor.


Cities Are Essential Op-Eds and LTEs – To Date (September 22)

CitiesSpeak Blog

Local governments are doing what we do best – caring for our residents. Hear directly from local leaders and experts about our need for a federal partner and direct economic relief to fully respond to, recover from and reopen after COVID-19.

NLC Resources

Get the tools and resources needed to ensure cities, towns and villages – urban or rural, of all sizes – are well equipped to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.