Special District Grant Accessibility Act

H.R. 7525 – Special District Grant Accessibility Act

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.

To view the committee's action on H.R. 7525, please click here.

The Special District Grant Accessibility Act embodies the National Special District Coalition’s (NSDC’s) longstanding legislative objective of codifying 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 preparation for successful action on the House Floor, CSDA is calling all special districts to reach out to their Representatives in Congress to urge them to support H.R. 7525. 

  • Download the Sample Support Letter and send to your local Congressional Representative(s); AND
  • Click the orange button at the top-right of this page to authorize CSDA to include your organization on our Coalition Letters going forward

If you need help identifying or contacting your Congressional Representative, visit: Find Your Representative | house.gov or contact your CSDA Public Affairs Field coordinator: csda.net/pafc.

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Looking ahead, the sponsors of H.R. 7525, along with House Oversight and Accountability Committee staff, will continue to work with House leadership to identify a suitable date for the legislation to be considered on the House floor.

As we await the scheduling of a floor vote, CSDA and the coalition in support of H.R. 7525 is encouraging all members of the California Congressional Delegation to cosponsor the legislation. Find the current list of those U.S. House Representatives whose cosponsorship has been formally recorded here:

Cosponsors - H.R.7525 - 118th Congress (2023-2024): Special District Grant Accessibility Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress