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Nevada County schools can expect to receive $770,856 in the fiscal year 2007 from a federal act that brings money to fund education in rural counties across America.

The money will come from a spending bill that President George W. Bush signed into law May 25.

From 1908 until 2000, rural counties with national forest lands received money from the sale of timber to help support local schools. In 2000, the Secure Rural Schools and Communities Self Determination Act replaced the timber program to support rural schools and counties. The act lapsed at the end of 2006, but has been extended for a year.

Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, introduced the legislation into Congress.

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