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Justice, Fairness, Inclusion, and Performance.

The Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships

Your Source for Intergovernmental Solutions

Established in September 2021, in recognition that no significant public problem fits entirely within one government agency or even one level of government, the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (Center or CIP) helps identify intergovernmental gaps and serves as a forum for dialogue and problem-solving on those issues across local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal levels of government.

The Center, through convenings, collaboration, and research, will be a hub for solutions to our society's biggest intergovernmental challenges. It will utilize Academy staff, Academy Fellows, and other partners to develop structures and processes for implementing effective policies for resilient, sustainable future governance.

To learn more, listen to the Center's Director, Nancy Augustine, discuss the state of intergovernmental cooperation during her interview with Tom Temin of Federal News Network.

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The Center's first year of operations exhibited a growing capability to bring practitioners together. Its work has supported partners and elevated the importance of addressing all aspects of the intergovernmental system, as emphasized by the Academy's 12 Grand Challenges in Public Administration. The Center will take on more research opportunities, collect and share vital intergovernmental solutions, and ultimately become a leader, both in action and thought, in reshaping our governance system into a more efficient, equitable, and transparent model for the future.

To conclude our first full year of operations, the Center released its Annual Report. Please access the report using the button below. We look forward to working toward an improved intergovernmental system in the coming years.

Disaster Resilience: Addressing Modern Housing and Infrastructure Resiliency Challenges (January 2024)

The time is now to adapt our policies, procedures, and programs that govern disaster preparation, mitigation, and recovery for modern challenges. This paper presents a thorough discussion of current programs and recommendations that leaders at all levels can implement now to prepare their communities for events that will certainly occur.

The Academy is grateful to Hagerty Consulting for supporting this work on housing and infrastructure disaster resiliency. They and the roundtable participants listed in the first pages of the report contributed their valuable time and expertise to this insightful project of the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships.

Previous and Upcoming Events

Learn more about events hosted by the CIP and its partners. Click here to view all Academy events.

Event: Modernizing Public Benefits Delivery
On June 15th, 2023, the Center hosted a hybrid event to celebrate the release of the "Modernizing Public Benefits Delivery"...
Webinar: Election Administration and Equitable Voting Access
On February 22nd, 2023, the Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships and Wayne State University Law School’s Levin Center for Oversight...
September, 26th, 2022 - Claiming Complexity: Solutions to Improve Take-Up and Administration of the CTC and EITC
The Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit have been effective in reducing poverty and providing crucial financial assistance...
Launch Event: Infrastructure Workforce Strategies Discussion
On February 24th, 2022, the Center hosted a panel of workforce experts who discussed strategies for workforce development and how...
CIP Convening: Child Tax Credit
On Friday, December 10th, 2021, the Center, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the National...

Media Mentions

Follow the links below to view the latest media coverage and other posts related to the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships

Is Government Culture Stifling Customer Experience Innovation? (06/27/23)
Read this Route-Fifty article by Natalie Alms covering the Center's recent White Paper on Modernizing Public Benefits Delivery....
A program to foster intergovernmental cooperation points to some one-year accomplishments - Federal News Network (9/12/22)
The program established by the National Academy of Public Administration just marked its first year of operation, the Center for...
Rethinking Revenue report evaluates sustainability, fairness of revenue sources (02/04/22)
Read this article for updates related to the collaborative research effort, Rethinking Revenue, led by the Government Finance Officers Association...
Collaborative Revenue Initiative to Reconsider the Way Governments Fund Services (12/14/21)
A look into the Rethinking Revenue Initiative, a collaborative effort that the Center is supporting....
Federal News Network Interview (9/9/21)
A New Forum Wants to Strengthen the Ties Among Federal, State and Local Governments...
Executive Gov (9/8/21)
National Academy of Public Administration Creates Center to Foster Intergovernmental Collaboration; Matthew Chase Quoted...
MeriTalk Article (9/7/21)
NAPA Established CIP to Facilitate Government Collaboration by Lisbeth Perez...

The dual sovereignty of the United States of America is a complex system with tremendous potential, and provides a convening place for policy makers and interested parties to find information and generate understanding around intergovernmental relationships.

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Standing Panel

The Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems considers challenges and issues related to the U.S. federal system and intergovernmental relations.

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Management Matters Podcast

Check out the Management Matters Podcast, which focuses on various issues from the Academy's 12 Grand Challenges, Aigle Government Center, and the CIP.

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