Daines Applauds Secretary Zinke’s Commitment to Rural Communities

Rural communities in Montana are receiving $40.1 million under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Program (PILT) 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement of funds to support vital services in rural communities across Montana. 

“From firefighters to school and road construction, Montana’s residents rely on their communities for critical services,” said Daines. “I’m glad Secretary Zinke is making this critical investment that lends a helping hand to our many rural communities across Montana.”  

Under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program, Montana rural communities will receive $40.1 million to support essential services such as firefighters, police, school and road construction.

Complete information on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s PILT payments by state and county 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.