Daines Announces $34 Million in PILT Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $34 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to Montana’s rural counties.

“This is good news for our rural communities in Montana,” Daines said. “These payments ensure critical services are delivered so all Montanans, including those in our rural communities, receive the quality of life they deserve.”

Under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program, Montana rural communities will receive $34 million to support essential services such as firefighters, police, schools 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 and U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 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.