Distribution of Receipts to State and Local Governments

By various Laws, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) shares revenue with State, county, and local governments from fees charged for sale or use of public lands, minerals, and vegetation.

Payment amounts are determined by several codified formulas and supplements other Federal land revenue sharing
payments that local units may be receiving.

Payments may be used for any governmental purpose as specified in the various Public Laws.

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.

Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Not applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Are specified in the various Public Laws.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

No application is necessary.

Local units which generate revenue from public land and resources will receive automatic payment distribution as computed in accordance with the Law for that distribution.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and county governments in which Federal lands and minerals are located or have been acquired for purposes defined under Objectives.


None. The distributions are automatic and are computed based on receipts.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372 and OMB Circular No.


Application Procedures

Automatic distribution is made as authorized by the various Laws for that distribution subject. No application is necessary.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.




Mineral Lands Leasing Act, 30 U.S.C. 191, 275, 286 and 355, Public Law 85-88, as amended; Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315i and 315m, Section 15; as amended, 48 Stat. 1275; Executive Orders 10322, 10787, 10890, and 10046, Section 15; Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315i, and 315m, Section 15, 43 U.S.C. 315b, Section 3; 48 Stat. 1270 and 1275; The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1981, 42 U.S.C. 6508, Public Law 96-514, 94 Stat. 2964; Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1337, 67 Stat. 462, as amended; Lake Tahoe Basin-U.S. Lands-Disposal and Acquisition, Sections 1 and 2, Public Law 96-586, 94 Stat. 3381-3382; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Title I, Section 102, Public Law 94- 579, 90 Stat. 2744; Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, 31 U.S.C. 6901, Public Law 105-263, 90 Stat. 2343; Lincoln County Land Act of 2000, Public Law 106-298; 30 U.S.C. 230, 62 Stat. 576; 65 Stat. 248; Public Buildings Omnibus Act, 30 U.S.C. 603; Money and Finance, 31 U.S.C. 711 and 717, Public Law 97-258, 96 Stat. 889 and 893; National Reclamation Law, 43 U.S.C. 391, 32 Stat. 388; Chapter 139, 18 Stat. 474; 58 Stat. 745; 65 Stat. 252; Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1993, Title I, Public Law 102-381, 106 Stat. 1378; Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, Title II, Public Law 106-248, 106 Stat. 613; Public Law 85-569, 7 U.S.C. 1012, 72 Stat. 348; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Title II, Section 213, Public Law 94-579, 90 Stat. 2760, Mineral Revenue Payments Clarification Act of 2000, Title V, Public Law 106-393.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Distributions are made in accordance with the various Public Laws. There are no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements







Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $256,733,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not Applicable.

Headquarters Office

Distribution of Receipts Specialist, Bureau of Land Management BC- 621 Building 50, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225. Telephone: (303) 236-7135.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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