The National Association of Counties (NACo) is leading a coalition of counties, school districts, and other interested organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to fully fund the Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for FY 2020 and reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program until a permanent solution is developed.  NACo's goal is to collect signatures from every Federal PILT and SRS-impacted county, school district, and interested organizations.  

Congress must work quickly to pass several bills to keep the government open and fund important programs before the end of the year – ideal opportunities to fully fund Federal PILT and reauthorize the SRS program.  The letter will be sent to House and Senate leaders to educate them on the critical importance of Federal PILT and SRS programs.  

The coalition letter can be accessed here.  To sign onto the letter, please complete this webform by 3 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.