Rural Schools

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Support rural students and educators

Provide stable, reliable funding for the Secure Rural Schools program.

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Schools in rural communities need stable funding.
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Some 9 million students—nearly 20 percent of students nationwide—attend schools in rural communities.
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The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act helps support public education and community services in over 4,400 schools in 770 rural counties located near national forests across the United States.
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In recent years, funding for the SRS program has lapsed and even been reduced—bringing harsh cuts to schools and other services.
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The bipartisan Forest Management for Rural Stability Act (S. 1643) would make the SRS program permanent by creating an endowment fund to provide stable, reliable funding.

Take Action!

Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.

Bills in Congress

A bill to make the Secure Rural Schools program permanent by creating an endowment fund to provide stable, increasing, and reliable funding

A bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

A bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

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