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Tue January 15, 2013
Idaho Schools To Get Federal Timber Money
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.
New Hampshire $546,736
New Mexico $10,264,288
New York $18,825
North Carolina $1,902,474
North Dakota $630
Puerto Rico $147,252
South Carolina $1,772,284
South Dakota $1,600,459
West Virginia $1,788,593