Payments in Lieu of Taxes

To compensate local taxing units (usually County governments) for the loss of taxes from Federally-owned and acquired lands.

Payment amounts are determined by several codified formulas (U.S.C.

6901-6907) and is designed to supplement other Federal land revenue sharing payments that local
units may be receiving.


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.



Program Accomplishments

Not applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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 units and school districts that lost real property taxes because of the acquisition of lands by the Federal government.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local units 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

County governments in which Federal lands are located or have been acquired for purposes defined under Objectives.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372 and OMB Circular No.

A-102.

Application Procedures

Automatic distribution is made as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 6901-6907. No application is necessary. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Payment for Entitlement Land, Public Law 97-258, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 6901-6907.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and 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.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

The Governor of each State is required under Section 6903 to submit audited or certified information to the authorized officer for the PILT program on the amounts of payments received by the units in the prior year under other Federal programs as detailed in Section 6903.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1114-0-1-806.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $198,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

PILT Specialist, Office of Budget, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St N.W., (Room 4012), Washington, DC 20240. Telephone: (202) 208-3157. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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