With the 2020 fiscal year soon coming to an end, congressional leaders will be negotiating legislation to fund the federal government for the next year, including for the Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. We need your help to ensure full PILT funding for FY 2021. These negotiations may also provide an opportunity to make key short-term changes to the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.
While Congress has been in recess for most of August, county officials continue to urge representatives and senators to support full funding of PILT in FY 2021 and beyond, as well as support for SRS as a bridge funding mechanism until a permanent solution is passed by Congress.
DAY OF ACTION PRE-CALL
SEPTEMBER 9 | 4:30 P.M. EDT
Join NACo for the National PILT and SRS Day of Action Pre-Call to learn how you can support our efforts to ensure full funding of PILT for FY 2021 and efforts to support the SRS program.
NATIONAL PILT AND SRS DAY OF ACTION
County officials from across the country will call on members of Congress to support full, mandatory funding of PILT for FY 2021 and beyond, as well as key short-term reforms to the SRS program, such as ending the annual five percent decrease in funding and granting more flexibility, while a permanent solution is sought.
If you would like NACo's help to schedule a meeting or conference call with your member of Congress and staff, please contact Jonathan Shuffield at 512.965.7268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.