Community Renewal
Task Force

The Community Renewal Task Force has jurisdiction over a broad range of issue areas including agriculture, broadband, criminal justice, education, housing, nutrition, and workforce.

Federal Priorities

  • Buildout of broadband projects
  • Funding levels for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and critical public safety funding
  • State unemployment insurance systems
  • Federal resources for state workforce needs and labor shortages
  • State education financing

Task Force Letter on FY 2023 Appropriations

The Educator Workforce

Understanding the importance of ensuring every student has a great teacher, on July 7, 2022, the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Community Renewal Task Force held a virtual meeting on the state of the educator workforce, focusing on actionable solutions that Governors can take now to address teacher shortages in both the near- and long-term.

Task Force Co-Chair Missouri Governor Mike Parson led a vibrant discussion alongside Tennessee Commissioner of Education, Dr. Penny Schwinn; President and CEO of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Dr. Lynn Gangone; and Assistant Secretary of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education, Roberto Rodriguez.

2023 Task Force

Governor Brad Little, Idaho – Co-Chair

Governor Albert Bryan, Virgin Islands – Co-Chair

NGA Staff

  • Tim Carlton, Legislative Director