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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.

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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.

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.