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Posted by Karey Hansen | March 22, 2024

Special District Grant Accessibility Act - H.R. 7525

The Special District Grant Accessibility Act codifies in federal law a first-ever formal definition of “special district.” In addition to establishing such a definition, H.R. 7525 would direct federal agencies to recognize special districts as local governments for the purpose of ensuring that districts are eligible to receive appropriate forms of federal assistance, including funding and resources through key grant programs.

In a major milestone for the nation's special districts, on March 7, 2024, the U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee approved the Special District Grant Accessibility Act. The bill (H.R. 7525), which is sponsored by Representatives Pat Fallon (R-TX) and Brittany Pettersen (D-CO), cleared the committee with an overwhelming 38-2 vote.

We are inviting our community partners, including local organizations, businesses, and other leaders to sign-on to a coalition letter led by the California Special Districts Association. To sign-on to the H.R. 7525 Coalition Letter, please complete this short form no later than April 5.

Join us, spread the word, and Help Special Districts get the recognition and funding they deserve >>

Ready to Join?                                                     Ready to activate your community?Sign the coalition letterAdd this page to your website



Hr 7525 Template preview for siteHow can you help? Sign on to the coalition, then add this coalition recruitment template to your Streamline website and use Engage and social sharing to easily share it with key stakeholders in your community. Encourage them to read through the information on the page and use the link to sign up.





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Having spent 15 years as a member of a special district, the Special District Grant Accessibility Act, or H.R. 7525, hits close to home for me. It's about time our contributions are formally recognized.

This bill isn't just about words on paper; it's about ensuring that special districts like yours get the support needed to serve your communities effectively. After years of feeling overlooked, this legislation finally puts districts on equal footing when it comes to accessing federal assistance and resources.

As someone who's seen the impact special districts have firsthand, I'm all in for this bill. It's a step in the right direction for fairness and recognition. Let's ensure that special districts like yours receive the support and recognition they deserve, empowering us to continue serving our communities effectively for years to come.

Topics: California compliance, Special district love

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