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Alaska to receive nearly $30M from feds in PILT funding

Alaska to receive nearly $30M from feds in PILT funding

The federal Department of the Interior just announced the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes payments for this fiscal year, and 28 percent of Idaho's money is going to counties in the Magic Valley.

PILT are Federal payments to local governments that help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable Federal lands within their boundaries.

You can view a complete list of how much individual counties will receive HERE.

"PILT investment often serves as critical support for local communities as they juggle planning and paying for basic services such as public safety, fire fighting, social services and transportation", he said. "I am glad we were successful in securing funding for this year's payments, but we still need permanent funding for PILT to give counties in New Mexico more long term predictability".

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Nationwide, PILT distributed a total of $464.6 million to approximately 1,900 local governments for 2017. Funding for the payments comes from the almost $9 billion in annual revenue the Department of Interior collects from commercial activities on federal lands, including energy development, livestock grazing and timber harvests. For 2017 the Department of the Interior added about 202 additional federal acres and awarded Teton County about $26,000 more.

Newcomb said that PILT payments are the third-largest source of revenue for Teton County's general fund, behind sales and property taxes.

Harold Blattie, Executive Director of the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) said there are no strings attached to how any county can spend the money given to them.

While Alaska has the most federal land - 223.8 million acres - Nevada has the highest percentage of federal land at 84.9 percent or 58.2 million acres. Delta County will receive nearly $710,000 for more than 400,000 acres.


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