Needs and Challenges

Based on the results of this report, it is evident that language access services across the country have been steadily improving over the last five years.We can attribute this progress to the concerted commitment to providing language access services.

However, despite the progress made, there are still challenges ahead. LEP populations continue to change and the need continues to increase. In order to obtain an accurate and comprehensive snapshot of the foremost future needs, NCSC asked several questions in the survey designed to elicit answers that will guide future assistance and progress. This section covers three areas where jurisdictions have: 1) the most continually growing need; 2) the most significant challenges in providing language access services that jurisdictions still face; and 3) the top funding needs.

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