Secure Rural Schools funding (aka “RAC Grant” money) has been restored. Locally, this means some bucks for work on the North Fork Road, including dust abatement . . .
A federal funding program that will provide about $1.4 million for Flathead County roads and schools this year has been reauthorized.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to extend Secure Rural Schools funding for two years as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
In September 2013 the U.S. Senate passed legislation to extend Secure Rural Schools funding for an additional year. The 113th Congress, however, failed to reauthorize the act, which expired in September 2014. The Senate’s latest action retroactively restores the funding for fiscal year 2014 and assures funding through fiscal year 2015.