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Secretary Haaland Announces $529.3 Million to Support Vital Community Services

PILT program compensates communities for tax-exempt federal lands

WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced more than 1,900 local governments around the country will receive $529.3 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2021. Since local governments cannot tax federal lands, annual PILT payments help to defray costs associated with maintaining important community services.

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