Yamhill County to receive $347K in Secure Rural School funding
Yamhill County will receive more than $300,000 from the federal government this year as part of a program designed to replace some funding lost by the curtailment of logging on public lands in Oregon, Idaho and Washington decades ago. The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program funnels money for schools, roads, law enforcement and other essential services. It is paid to 31 of Oregon's 36 counties, which lost billions of dollars when the federal government significantly reduced logging in the state in the 1990s. All told this year, $39.3 million will reach Oregon counties, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, who co-authored the SRS legislation in 2000, as well as U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter Defazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader. Yamhill County will receive approximately $346,663 in funding in 2021.