Sandoval Praises Delegation for Securing Additional PILT Funding


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
Carson City - November 04, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced counties in Nevada will receive more than $1.9 million in additional Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding from the United States Department of the Interior. These monies were appropriated by Congress and became available in October following the initial disbursement of more than $23 million in June of this year. This additional money brings Nevada’s total 2015 distribution to more than $25 million which will help local government leaders provide basic public services to their constituents.

“PILT payments provide local governments with the necessary funds to pay for critical infrastructure needs in cities and towns across Nevada. Additionally, it allows local leaders to prepare to meet the demands of our growing communities,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “I would like to thank the members of our Congressional delegation for their hard work in securing this additional money. I would also like to recognize the Department of the Interior for fulfilling its obligation to compensate local communities for the land owned by the federal government in Nevada.”

PILT program eligibility is reserved for local governments that contain non-taxable federal lands and provide vital services. These jurisdictions also provide significant support for national parks, wildlife refuges and recreation areas throughout the year. PILT seeks to compensate them for their support and foregoing tax revenue from these federal lands.

Payments and Acreage By State / County

Fiscal Year: 2015

COUNTY JUNE PAYMENT OCTOBER PAYMENT  TOTAL PAYMENT
Carson City
$109,381
$9,323 $118,704
Churchill County $2,003,488 $170,748 $2,174,236
Clark County $3,045,155 $259,524 $3,304,679
Douglas County $595,694 $50,769 $646,463
Elko County $3,155,072 $268,892 $3,423,964
Esmeralda County $131,714 $11,225 $142,939
Eureka County $328,652 $28,009 $356,661
Humboldt County $1,565,377 $133,410 $1,698,787
Lander County $889,537 $75,811 $965,348
Lincoln County $791,551 $67,460 $859,011
Lyon County $1,911,651 $162,921 $2,074,572
Mineral County $642,327 $54,742 $697,069
Nye County $2,834,250 $241,550 $3,075,800
Pershing County $977,138 $83,277 $1,060,415
Storey County $34,038 $2,900 $36,938
Washoe County $3,139,386 $267,556 $3,406,942
White Pine County $1,107,911 $94,422 $1,202,333
TOTAL $23,262,322 $1,982,539 $25,244,861

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