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Call to Action: Special District Grant Accessibility Act (H.R. 7525) 

This month, the Special District Grant Accessibility Act was approved by the Federal House Oversight and Accountability Committee on a 38-2 vote. This is a bill the National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC) has been working on for several years. SDAO is a founding member of NSDC. Committee staff has indicated that it's unclear when House leadership will schedule the special district bill for a floor vote. If passed, this bill would establish a formal definition of “special district” in federal law, as well as require the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance to federal agencies requiring special districts to be recognized as local governments for the purpose of federal financial assistance determinations. 


Contact Your U.S. House Representative and Add Your Support to the SDAO Letter     

If you have not already, please reach out to your U.S. House Representative asking them to support H.R. 7525 to prioritize its passage.   

We have put together a template letter for you to use as well as a one-page handout that you are encouraged to include with your message. Please visit to download.   

SDAO is submitting a letter to House congressional leaders, and we invite you to add your district name to the letter to show your support. Please visit to add your district.    

This issue affects all special districts nationwide. We greatly appreciate your help with making sure our congressional delegation understands the importance of this bill. 


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