Secure Payments for States and Counties Containing Federal

To share receipts from the National Forests with the States in which the National Forests are situated.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - Fiscal branch of appropriate Forest Service Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

To be used for the benefit of public schools and public roads of the county or counties in which the National Forest is situated.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Grant recipients must be States (including commonwealths) or territories of the United States containing National Forest land.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and territories.


This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.

A-102 and E.O.


Application Procedures

None. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


16 U.S.C. 500.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The amount paid shall represent 25 percent of all moneys received during the preceding fiscal year from each National Forest. When a National Forest is in more than one State, territory, or county, the distributive share to each shall be proportional to its area therein. The term "moneys received" includes: 1. all collections under the Act of June 9, 1930 (Knutson-Vandenberg Act); and 2. all amounts earned by or allowed to purchasers of National Forest timber and other forest products, within such State, as purchaser credits for the construction of roads on the National Forests Transportation System within such National Forests or parts thereof in connection with any Forest Service timber sales contract, as well as direct receipts from the sale of forest products, minerals, and land use.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Approximately 75 percent of the estimated fiscal year's payment will be made on or about October 1 of each year. The final payment will be made on or about December 1 of each year.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," non federal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants to States) FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Fiscal branch of appropriate Forest Service Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Acquisitions Management, Grants and Agreements, Forest Service, USDA, Room 706 RPE, P.O. Box 96090, Washington, DC 20090-6090. Telephone: (703) 605-4776.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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