2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
White House Council
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Federal

The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative embeds teams of federal experts directly in city halls across the country. These teams help local officials identify flexible, coordinated uses for federal resources to spark growth in communities recovering from significant economic shocks. Through the National Resource Network and other efforts, the model is scaling to hundreds of cities, transforming federal-local relationships, strengthening capacity, and overcoming challenges of fragmented programs.