Savings & Solutions

The National League of Cities is committed to helping city leaders build better communities.

To do that, we partner with key private sector and non-profit organizations to offer our members programs that save them and their residents time and money. From an easy-to-use grant database to residential home protection and municipal financing options, our partner programs are relevant to the every day needs of our members and their constituents.

Grant Access

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A members' only benefit, Grant Access helps cities save valuable time spent search for the right grant. Our program gives you access to over 7,000 federal, state and foundation grant opportunities, searchable by state, category and deadline.

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Community Health

Now residents who are without health insurance, a traditional pharmacy benefit plan, or have prescriptions not covered by insurance can receive savings on their prescriptions.

The NLC Prescription Discount Program, administered by CVS Caremark, can save your residents an average of 24% off the full retail cost of prescription medication.  There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on the frequency of use.  The discount card is accepted at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all major pharmacy chains and most local independent pharmacies.

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Residential Home Protection

The NLC Service Line Warranty Program gives your residents who have not set aside money to pay for an unexpected, expensive utility line repair the opportunity to obtain a low cost warranty that will provide repairs for a low monthly fee, with no deductibles or service fees. The work is performed by licensed, local plumbers who will call the customer within one hour of filing a claim. The repair is performed professionally and quickly, typically within 24 hours. Utility Service Partners, a HomeServe company provides a personally staffed 24/7 repair hotline for residents, 365 days a year.

There is no cost to your city to participate in the program. PLUS, your city receives a share of the revenues collected! Implementation is easy and USP provides all of the required services.

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Marketing and Tourism

The NLC Community Showcase Video Program, administered by CGI Communications, Inc. (CGI), will work with your city directly to add a variety of video features to the website that will showcase your city to visitors, communicate with residents and help attract and retain businesses.

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Municipal Financing

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The Public Finance Authority (PFA) is a tax-exempt bond issuing authority that was created by local governments, for local governments, with the goal of increasing and streamlining economic development projects.

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Build America Mutual (BAM) is NLC’s preferred provider of financial guaranty insurance on debt for its member municipalities. Launched in July 2012, BAM delivers substantial interest cost savings for issuers of municipal bonds and durable protection against loss for municipal bond holders.

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