The geographic coverage of NNIP partners varies. Some partners are organizations with just a few staff and only focus on the city in which they are located. Other partners are much larger and focus on multiple jurisdictions. In a few cases, the regional council of governments is part of the partner, extending their focus to the metropolitan area. However, because the nature of the work of NNIP involves neighborhoods and building relationships with organizations and residents in the community, we believe it is important that NNIP partner sites are not operated from locations remote from the communities that they are serving.