1:00 pm to 2:00 pmCapitol East Front, "House Triangle" | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join us for a press conference on Capitol Hill in support of Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), featuring several key members of Congress. With 61.6% of counties having federal land within their boundaries, PILT and SRS funding is fundamental for supporting critical county services, including emergency services, search and rescue, fire protection, forest maintenance, education and transportation infrastructure. NACo supports restoring full mandatory funding for PILT, which compensates counties for untaxable federal land within their boundaries. NACo also supports extending SRS as a transitional funding mechanism until the federal government fully implements a sustainable, long-term forest management program with adequate revenue sharing for forest counties and schools.