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Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (CIP)

The Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (CIP) is responsible for analysis, dialogue, and problem-solving, facilitating collaboration between the federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local levels of government. The Center also acts as a resource for the Executive Branch and Congress by providing pointed program assessment, design, and implementation, strengthening collaboration and cooperation among leaders at all levels of government.

The Center will be the nation's hub for best management practices (BMPs) and 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.

Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships Memo

Terry Gerton Op-Ed: Building a Collaborative Intergovernmental System

Press Release

Post Date: September 07, 2021
The National Academy of Public Administration Announces The Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships: New Initiative Will Facilitate Collaboration Across All Levels of Government


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Covid Relief Funding Usage

The extraordinary challenges surrounding the wise usage of the unprecedented funding appropriated in the CARES Act, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the potential infrastructure bill, and the base budgets of federal agencies validate the need for a better coordinated national response for complex funding programs. The CIP and other Academy resources will provide case studies, research, and program evaluations to identify leading practices and establish coordination between all levels of government.

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NASBO State Recovery Plans

A database of the available state Recovery Plans required by the Treasury Department's Interim Final Rule

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Latest Media Releases

Follow the links below to view the latest media coverage surrounding the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships

MeriTalk Article (9/7/21)
NAPA Established CIP to Facilitate Government Collaboration by Lisbeth Perez...
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...

Upcoming Events

Learn more about upcoming events hosted by the CIP and its partners.

CIP Convening: Child Tax Credit
On Friday, December 10th, 2021, from 2 PM to 3:15 PM. The Center, in collaboration with the American Public Human...


The dual sovereignty of the United States of America is a complex system with tremendous potential, and Federalism.us 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.

CIP Executive Board