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Thank members of Congress for the extension of the Qualified Zone Academy Bond program for 2012 and 2013 and urge them to help make improving school facility issues a national priority. This bond program has helped school districts across the country since 1997 save millions of dollars on the cost of school facility financing.

America needs better school facilities. Millions of children attend classes in trailers or dilapidated schools in urban, rural and suburban communities across the country. Here are information and tools you can use to build better schools in your community.

Contact and ask your Member of Congress and Senators to support investments in school infrastructure. Support for grants and bonds to fund and finance school construction, modernization, repairs and renovations should be a national priority.

Connecting to Congress

Communicate with members of Congress about school facility issues. The links below offer guidelines on how to write your letter — be it postal or electronic mail — and directory links so you can find your current representatives.

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Federal Update

The Internal Revenue Service just issued the allocations for the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) program for calendar years 2012 and 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 provides authorization for QZABs of $400 million for each of calendar years 2012 and 2013. School districts across the county will have $800 million in federal financial support through QZABs to assist in the financing of much need school renovations and repairs.

Rebuild America's Schools worked with Congress and the Administration for the extension of the QZAB program. Rebuild America’s Schools thanks the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Rockefeller and Chairman Baucus and the House Ways and Means Committee where Congressman Charles Rangel originated the QZAB program in 1997. QZABs are used by school districts in states across the country to renovate, repair and modernize schools. School districts in every state have used QZABs to help finance their school facility programs. Modern schools assist student success and achievement.

Adobe ReaderClick here for the IRS notice of Qualified Zone Academy Bond Allocations for 2012 and 2013 with the State by State Allocations for each year. Please get the word out about the availability of these bonds.

Rebuild America's Schools is continuing to work to build federal support for QZABS, school facility grants and infrastructure initiatives.

Thanks to all Rebuild America’s Schools sponsors and members for supporting this effort.

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