Issue Brief 13-02
February 6, 2013

On January 15, 2013, the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service released the fiscal year (FY) 2012 payments by state under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. These payments are awarded to rural counties for the purposes of building schools and maintaining infrastructure. The FY 2012 SRS payments totaled $291.4 million, a -5.3% decrease from FY 2011. This Issue Brief provides a summary of the FY 2012 allocations.