Secure Payments

Updated: April 15, 2019

The USDA Forest Service has released payments to states based on Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 receipts for the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. To access the SRS All Service Receipts (ASR) funding reports, please click here



  • The Forest Service made Secure Rural Schools payments to states for FY18 in April 2019. The payments are subject to sequestration rate of 6.2%.  The reports listed on this website do not account for this reduction.  Each payment to the state and individual payments to counties require a 6.2% reduction to arrive at the final amount. 


County Elections

  • County elections are locked-in under this reauthorization in the same way that they were locked-in under the previous authorization, P.L. 114-10. For the recently released payments for FY18 receipts (FY19 payment year), the county’s elected payment (the election to receive a share of the state’s 25-percent payment or a share of the State (formula) payment), and the county election to allocate its share of the State payment for titles II and III, will be the same elections made by the county for the payment for FY 2013.
  • P.L. 115-141 amended the allocation requirements for a minor distribution county (a county that elects to receive a share of the State payment that is $100,000 or less) to remove the 7-percent cap on title III allocations. This change will apply when the counties are provided with an opportunity to change their allocation elections. For the payments for FY17 and FY18, there is no opportunity for a county to change its allocation election.