Payments in Lieu of Taxes

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) are Federal payments to local governments that help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable Federal lands within their boundaries.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: PILT funds support essential community services including public safety, emergency response programs, fire protection, schools, and roads.

Fiscal Year 2017: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - None.

Dionna Kiernan, PILT Program Manager, Office of Budget, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St N.W., (MS 4106, MIB), Washington, DC 20240.

Telephone: 202-513-7783, E-mail: doi_pilt@ios.doi.gov.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The following number of payments were made to localities in FY16: 1934. Fiscal Year 2017: In 2017, the PILT program anticipated distributing approximately 1,900 payments to local governments in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

PILT payments help local governments carry out such vital services as firefighting and police protection, construction of public schools and roads, and search-and-rescue operations.

Payments made under Section 6902 of the Law may be used for any governmental purpose.

Payments made under Sections 6904 and 6905 must be distributed to local units of government and school districts that lost real property taxes because of the acquisition of lands by the Federal government.

The percentage of discretionary funding varies from year to year depending on how Congress elects to fund the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local units of government containing eligible acres of PILT entitlement land as defined in Section 6901 will receive automatic payment distribution as computed in accordance with Section 6903 of the Law.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local units of government in which Federal lands are located or have been acquired for purposes defined under Objectives.

Credentials/Documentation

NONE. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Automatic distribution is made as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 6901-6907. No application is necessary.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

The original law is Public Law 94-565, dated October 20, 1976. This law was rewritten and amended by Public Law 97-258 on September 13, 1982 and codified as Chapter 69, Title 31 of the United States Code.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Yes. 31 U.S.C. Chapter 69. This program has no matching requirements. Payments under Section 6902 are computed based on: 1) the number of acres of PILT entitlement land owned or administered by the Federal government, 2) the amount of prior year payments received by the unit under other Federal programs, and 3) the population of the unit as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Payments under Section 6904 and Section 6905 are computed based on: 1) the fair market value of the acquired land, and 2) the amount of real property taxes paid on the land in the year prior to Federal acquisition. There are no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1114-0-1-806; 14-0102-0-1-806.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $533,208; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0. (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 16 $451,066,792; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range FY 2016: $104.00-$3,498,325.00 FY 2017: TBD FY 2018: TBD Average FY 2016: $1,749,214.50 FY 2017: TBD FY 2017: TBD.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 44.12. For additional program information please visit www.doi.gov/pilt

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Dionna Kiernan, PILT Program Manager, Office of Budget, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St N.W., (MS 4106, MIB), Washington, DC 20240. Telephone: 202-513-7783, E-mail: doi_pilt@ios.doi.gov.

Headquarters Office

Dionna Kiernan Office of Budget, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St N.W., (MS 4106, MIB),, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: doi_pilt@ios.doi.gov Phone: (202) 513-7783

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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