Daines Statement on $31.8 Million in PILT Funding


U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the $31.8 million Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to Montana’s rural counties. 

“PILT payments are essential for Montana’s rural counties – to keep our public services operating,” Daines stated.  “The PILT program provides critical support for the safety of Montana’s rural counties. Thank you Secretary Zinke for releasing this important funding.” 

Complete information on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s PILT payments, including a county-by-county breakdown, is available here.   

As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Daines has long fought to protect funding for the PILT program to ensure that rural Montana counties receive the support they need for essential services.