McMorris Rodgers Announces Disbursement of 2020 PILT Funding for Eastern Washington Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced the Department of the Interior’s disbursement of 2020 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program funding totaling more than $3.8 million for Eastern Washington counties. Each year, PILT funds are made available to local governments to help offset their inability to tax federal property.

“Around the country, rural counties continue to face growing financial uncertainty. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as rural counties with small budgets respond to this public health crisis, support is more important than ever,” said McMorris Rodgers. “This PILT funding from the Department of the Interior, which I have long supported in Congress, is essential to Eastern Washington counties’ ability to fund roads, schools, law enforcement, and other essential services.” 

NOTE: Find disbursement totals for Eastern Washington Counties here: 

  • Asotin County: $174,550
  • Columbia County: $386,318
  • Ferry County: $889,107
  • Garfield County: $236,352
  • Lincoln County: $251,667
  • Pend Oreille County: $1,144,608
  • Spokane County: $5,804
  • Stevens County: $633,085
  • Walla Walla County: $30,489
  • Whitman County: $60,381

Find more information about the PILT program by clicking here

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