PILT Program Funded

piltThe Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program, which last year provided Colorado counties with $34.5 million to carry out vital services like fire and police protection, school construction, and road maintenance, received $372 million in the government funding bill, which passed Congress this weekend. The bill provides funding for a majority of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. It includes $372 million for PILT, in addition to the $70 million included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It also contains $306 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and $53 million for the Forest Legacy Program. The Emergency Watershed Protection program was funded at $78.6 million.

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