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County Receives Federal Funds

Nevada County receives Federal money each year for non-taxable federal land in their jurisdiction. County Fiscal Analyst Martin Polt says The Payment in Lieu of Taxes program (PILT)  provides funding for local rural counties that contain non-taxable federal lands and provide vital services.
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Nevada County received approximately 277,000 dollars this year which is more than originally included in the budget.
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Nevada County pulls the funds into the county’s general fund and uses them primarily for protective services.
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Polt says that 62 percent of the funds go towards protective services and 34 percent go towards general government costs that support the public protection departments.

Though 2013 provided a surplus of funds to Nevada County,  it is also the final year of authorized PILT funding. The President’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposes to extend mandatory full funding for the program for another year while a sustainable long-term funding solution is developed for the PILT program.

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