A total of 56 local governments in Colorado are receiving $40.1 million under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The PILT program is an important resource for counties across the country to provide essential services to their citizens. PILT provides funding to counties which contain federal land within their borders, offsetting the lost property tax revenue that comes from the nontaxable federal land located within the counties. Arapahoe County received $1,752 for its 4,613 federal acres.
Mesa County received $3.5 million for the 1.5 million acres in that county while Logan county has no federal land.
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