History & Context

During the past 100 years, Congress has repeatedly reformed federal land payments to counties to reflect changes in public values and new economic conditions.

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County Payments: History, Context, and Policy

— These interactive maps show how federal land payments are distributed to counties and states. Explore both the Payments History maps as well as the Policy Options maps which project what happens if SRS is not reauthorized or if PILT is reformed into a single payment to counties.

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