Local Government Services and Support

Local Government Services provides training and technical assistance to local governments & community organizations.
Services and Support
The Division of Local Government Services is committed to providing:


Training and Technical Assistance, largely to local government officials and boards. We provide training on basic governmental administration, land use planning, regulation and procedure, and community development.

Local Government Efficiency (LGE) grant programs which focus on the value of shared services and consolidation as strategies for cost containment and service improvement.

Support for regionally-focused community and economic development organizations such as the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Northern Border Regional Commission, and the Regional Economic Development Councils

Support for Local Governments

Local Government Handbook
This handbook is an authoritative source of information about the origins and operations of the Empire State, including a brief history and overview of federal, state, and local government and describing their evolving relationships, structures, and functions.