NGA CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors.

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DPAD Learning Collaborative

DPAD Learning Collaborative

In January 2023, participants from Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania attended the kickoff meeting for the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Learning Collaborative on Strategies to Support the Development of ...
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Engaging Employers in the Apprenticeship System through IRA Tax Incentives

Engaging Employers in the Apprenticeship System through IRA Tax Incentives

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 is the largest federal investment in clean energy in U.S. history and includes substantial tax incentives for employers who pay prevailing wages and ...
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Understanding the State and Territory Role in Implementing the CHIPS for America Fund

Understanding the State and Territory Role in Implementing the CHIPS for America Fund

States and territories will assess their competitive advantages, assets, and opportunities, as well as identify what they still need to develop with regard to their regional ecosystems. by Rachael Stephens ...
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State of the State – 2023

State of the State – 2023

Governors of states, territories and commonwealths are outlining their priorities for 2023 in state of the state or commonwealth addresses, as well as inaugural addresses for new and re-elected Governors ...
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STRENGTHENING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The United States faces a nationwide youth mental health crisis. The roots of this crisis existed before COVID-19, but the pandemic has both exacerbated and highlighted the scope of the challenges in addressing this issue. The time is right and the need has never been more apparent to discuss proven and innovative solutions for states.

Governor Phil Murphy’s 2022-2023 Chair’s Initiative will focus on four key pillars to address youth mental health:

  • Addressing Prevention And Resilience Building
  • Increasing Awareness And Reducing Stigma
  • Insuring Access And Affordability Of Quality Treatment And Care
  • Training And Supporting Caregivers And Teachers

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Re-Envisioning State Cyber Response Capabilities: The Role of Volunteers in Strengthening our Systems

Re-Envisioning State Cyber Response Capabilities: The Role of Volunteers in Strengthening our Systems

Michigan’s MiC3, Wisconsin’s CRT and Ohio’s Cyber Reserve have found unique ways to leverage the skills and knowledge of cybersecurity ...
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Governors Implement: Broadband, Workforce Innovation and Digital Equity

Governors Implement: Broadband, Workforce Innovation and Digital Equity

How Governors are Advancing Workforce Innovation, Broadband Access and Digital Skills in America’s Workforce. By Rachael Stephens and Katherine Ash ...
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Pre-Apprenticeship Action Lab

Pre-Apprenticeship Action Lab

National Governors Association, in partnership with Education Strategy Group, and thanks to support from the Siemens Foundation, hosted its fourth ...
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NGA Hosts its Fourth Annual Outdoor Recreation Learning Network Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas

NGA Hosts its Fourth Annual Outdoor Recreation Learning Network Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas

Governors across the country recognize the importance of outdoor recreation and are uniquely positioned to support its growth through state ...
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Advance STEM education in bipartisan innovation and competition legislation

Advance STEM education in bipartisan innovation and competition legislation

Republican and Democratic Governors alike understand that K-12 computer science education is critical to American competitiveness and security. By Governor ...
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State efforts to expand the healthcare workforce

State efforts to expand the healthcare workforce

Governors have celebrated the healthcare workforce and called for an increased focus on their recruitment and retention, as well as ...
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States Bolster Transportation Workforce through Apprenticeship Programs

States Bolster Transportation Workforce through Apprenticeship Programs

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices is working with four states – Connecticut, Idaho, Oregon and North ...
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Computer Science Education and The Workforce

Computer Science Education and The Workforce

Governors, First Spouses, industry partners and national experts met in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss K-12 computer science education, the focus ...
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Governors Leading on Supporting Student Loan Borrowers

Governors Leading on Supporting Student Loan Borrowers

Governors will continue to provide borrowers in their states with resources and guardrails that promote successful repayment and leverage student ...
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Governors’ Initiatives To Enhance Planning, Delivery And Success Of Major Infrastructure Projects

Governors’ Initiatives To Enhance Planning, Delivery And Success Of Major Infrastructure Projects

This document serves as a reference guide to demonstrate how Governors are thinking about infrastructure investments holistically, organizing their administrations ...
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State of the States: Student and School Staff Health and Wellness

State of the States: Student and School Staff Health and Wellness

During their State of the State addresses in 2022, Governors highlighted the need for increased social, emotional, mental, and behavioral ...
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Making the Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Making the Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the 2022 NGA Winter Workforce Symposium, State workforce development leaders engaged with business leaders and subject matter experts on ...
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