Daines: Montana Counties Set to Receive over $17 Million in SRS Payments

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Forest Service will allocate over $17 million to Montana’s rural and forested counties under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.

The Forest Service this week released 2017 SRS payment levels for Montana counties following the recent reauthorization of the critical program.

“These much-needed funds are critical for Montana’s rural counties who have fallen on hard economic times due to declining timber harvests and natural resource production,” said Daines. “I will continue to fight for long-term solutions that strengthen the health of forests and create good-paying jobs so rural counties can invest in their communities.”

Complete information on the Forest Service’s schedule FY 2017 SRS payments, including a county-by-county breakdown, is available HERE.