Apr 27, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement today that Colorado counties will receive $9,847,536 in funding from the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. Much of the funding will go to rural school districts. The SRS program was recently extended as a part of the passage of a bill to permanently fix the Medicare reimbursement system. The SRS program provides vital resources for public schools, road improvements, and maintenance projects, in more than 700 rural counties nationwide. The provision extended funding for the SRS program for two years at 95 percent of the previous year's level.