Interior Department Awards Funding to Oregon Schools
Over $30 Million in federal aid going to 18 counties
On Wednesday, the Department of the Interior announced that 18 counties in western Oregon would be receiving over $30 million in federal funding as a part of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act extension. This funding is designed to aid in infrastructure, education, and public safety in areas that often lack the local tax funding to be able to operate.
In a press release from the Department, Secretary Bernhardt said, “The money appropriated to these communities through the Secure Rural Schools Act is critical to their continued prosperity and the vibrancy of our public lands. At the Department of the Interior, we are committed to being a good federal partner and neighbor, and this program is one way we help these local economies.”
- For Secretary Bernhardt to be given wisdom on how best to lead the Interior Department.
- For the Bureau of Land Management to effectively distribute the funds to local governments.
- For generations of Americans to benefit from this investment in their communities.