School Funding
2:48 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Idaho Schools To Get Federal Timber Money

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Idaho will get a $26.6 million infusion from the federal government this month. That comes from the one year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools Act. That law gives money to states for roads and schools in counties that have lost money due to declines in the timber industry.

The 2000 law expired early last year and congress didn't renew it until July. That delayed payments to many areas that rely on the money for school budgets.

This month’s payment is the first in a two part distribution to total more than $323 million. Idaho’s $26.6 million is the third largest in this round after California and Oregon.

Below are the fiscal year 2012 amounts being distributed this month.

Alabama $1,844,203

Alaska $13,878,341

Arizona $13,080,451

Arkansas $6,653,117

California $35,777,071

Colorado $13,053,100

Florida $2,340,725

Georgia $1,549,619

Idaho $26,628,284

Illinois $253,892

Indiana $269,003

Kentucky $1,586,483

Louisiana $1,734,539

Maine $71,536

Michigan $3,825,966

Minnesota $8,477,537

Mississippi $5,552,034

Missouri $3,352,723

Montana $19,746,884

Nebraska $196,821

Nevada $3,630,272

New Hampshire $546,736

New Mexico $10,264,288

New York $18,825

North Carolina $1,902,474

North Dakota $630

Ohio $268,359

Oklahoma $916,663

Oregon $63,015,475

Pennsylvania $3,330,641

Puerto Rico $147,252

South Carolina $1,772,284

South Dakota $1,600,459

Tennessee $1,149,582

Texas $2,331,150

Utah $10,579,829

Vermont $334,066

Virginia $1,625,153

Washington $20,094,767

West Virginia $1,788,593

Wisconsin $1,903,001

Wyoming $4,309,863

Total $291,402,691