HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $2.32 MILLION IN PILT PAYMENTS TO MISS. COUNTIES

By PRESS RELEASE,

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced that 72 counties in Mississippi with tax-exempt, federal property will receive $2.32 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments for 2020.

 

The U.S. Department of the Interior issues the PILT payments to counties, with local officials retaining authority to allocate the funds that can be used to support public safety, public schools, social services, or infrastructure.

 

“While Mississippians appreciate that the federal government doesn’t own vast tracks property in our state like it does in other states, Mississippi is proudly home to national forests, wildlife refuges, and military installations.  These qualify host counties for welcomed PILT funds to offset revenues lost from hosting tax-exempt federal property,” Hyde-Smith said.

 

Hyde-Smith serves on the Senate Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the PILT program.

 

The largest FY2020 PILT payments for Mississippi include $255,000 to Lafayette County, $191,955 to Yalobusha County, $143,896 to Pike County, $129,000 to Grenada County, $124,147 to Sharkey County, and $102,897 to Wayne County.  At complete list of the PILT payments to Mississippi is available here and below.

 

PILT payments are issued annually for tax-exempt federal lands administered by Interior Department agencies, including the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The payments also account for lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, as well as federal water projects and some military installations.  Awards are made on a formula based on population, revenue-sharing payments, and the amount of federal land in a county.

 

COUNTY                                                      PAYMENT   TOTAL ACRES

1.      ADAMS COUNTY                            $6,267             15,679

2.      ALCORN COUNTY                         $526                46

3.      AMITE COUNTY                             $14,273           35,709

4.      ATTALA COUNTY                          $6,968             2,464

5.      BENTON COUNTY                          $45,338           55,411

6.      BOLIVAR COUNTY                        $16,942           5,991

7.      CALHOUN COUNTY                      $46,438           16,422

8.      CHICKASAW COUNTY                  $22,114           27,091

9.      CHOCTAW COUNTY                      $13,581           12,919

10.  CLAIBORNE COUNTY                   $7,062             2,497

11.  CLAY COUNTY                               $9,544             3,375

12.  COAHOMA COUNTY                     $4,109             1,453

13.  COPIAH COUNTY                           $2,977             7,448

14.  COVINGTON COUNTY                  $116                41

15.  DE SOTO COUNTY                         $49,739           17,589

16.  FORREST COUNTY                         $55,853           50,964

17.  FRANKLIN COUNTY                      $38,750           96,950

18.  GEORGE COUNTY                          $3,515             8,794

19.  GREENE COUNTY                          $13,311           33,303

20.  GRENADA COUNTY                      $129,453         45,778

21.  HARRISON COUNTY                     $63,105           64,530

22.  HINDS COUNTY                              $3,216             1,137

23.  HOLMES COUNTY                          $2,678             947

24.  HUMPHREYS COUNTY                 $12,412           4,389

25.  ISSAQUENA COUNTY                   $36,052           12,749

26.  ITAWAMBA COUNTY                    $58,977           20,856

27.  JACKSON COUNTY                        $72,949           37,700

28.  JASPER COUNTY                            $11,074           17,517

29.  JEFFERSON COUNTY                    $4,275             10,696

30.  JONES COUNTY                              $40,406           32,980

31.  KEMPER COUNTY                          $1,258             445

32.  LAFAYETTE COUNTY                   $255,000         103,110

33.  LAUDERDALE COUNTY               $30,272           10,705

34.  LEAKE COUNTY                             $4,617             1,633

35.  LEE COUNTY                                   $6,439             2,277

36.  LEFLORE COUNTY                        $7,186             2,541

37.  LINCOLN COUNTY                        $3,166             7,920

38.  LOWNDES COUNTY                      $22,337           7,899

39.  MADISON COUNTY                       $8,837             3,125

40.  MARSHALL COUNTY                    $84,399           41,277

41.  MONROE COUNTY                         $67,292           23,796

42.  MONTGOMERY COUNTY             $340                120

43.  NESHOBA COUNTY                       $19,144           6,770

44.  NEWTON COUNTY                         $3,437             4,023

45.  NOXUBEE COUNTY                       $113                40

46.  OKTIBBEHA COUNTY                   $110                117

47.  PANOLA COUNTY                          $79,067           27,960

48.  PEARL RIVER COUNTY                $4,257             4,037

49.  PERRY COUNTY                             $143,896         163,451

50.  PONTOTOC COUNTY                     $1,077             748

51.  PRENTISS COUNTY                        $15,185           5,370

52.  QUITMAN COUNTY                       $241                85

53.  RANKIN COUNTY                          $144                51

54.  SCOTT COUNTY                             $34,444           86,176

55.  SHARKEY COUNTY                       $124,147         67,293

56.  SMITH COUNTY                              $31,166           73,384

57.  STONE COUNTY                             $17,627           44,100

58.  SUNFLOWER COUNTY                 $1,836             649

59.  TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY           $888                314

60.  TATE COUNTY                                $54,911           19,418

61.  TIPPAH COUNTY                            $14,053           9,664

62.  TISHOMINGO COUNTY                $76,908           27,196

63.  TUNICA COUNTY                           $8,345             2,951

64.  UNION COUNTY                             $11,434           8,355

65.  WARREN COUNTY                         $11,223           3,840

66.  WASHINGTON COUNTY               $17,546           6,205

67.  WAYNE COUNTY                           $102,897         90,348

68.  WEBSTER COUNTY                       $187                66

69.  WILKINSON COUNTY                   $8,984             22,477

70.  WINSTON COUNTY                        $25,786           28,849

71.  YALOBUSHA COUNTY                 $191,955         76,828

72.  YAZOO COUNTY                            $40,291           14,248

TOTAL                                                          $2,324,462      1,643,305

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