Federal Forest Fund Distribution
The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program provides assistance to rural counties and school districts affected by the decline in revenue from timber harvests on federal lands. Historically, rural communities and schools have relied on a share of receipts from timber harvests to supplement local funding for education services and roads. During the 1980s, national policies substantially diminished the revenue-generating activity permitted in these forests. The resulting steep decline in timber sales decreased the revenues that rural counties and school districts received from forest management activities.
This information is from the Policy Brief written by Jonathan Shuffield March 13, 2018 and published at www.naco.org.
The following is a list of current SRS payments to the County's six school districts.