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U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced counties across New Mexico will receive more than $42.6 million through the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year 2018.

The total is a $4.1 million increase from the total payments the state received last year, helped by the advocacy of Udall and Heinrich. A full list of funding by county and the final state total is included below.

PILT provides federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes because of nontaxable federal land within their jurisdictions, including national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management land. Local governments use PILT funding to provide police, fire protection, emergency response, road maintenance and other crucial services to residents. New Mexico counties received payments for over 22 million acres of nontaxable federal land.

New Mexico PILT Payments for Fiscal Year 2018

BERNALILLO COUNTY – $238,335
CATRON COUNTY – $639,528
CHAVES COUNTY – $3,225,294
CIBOLA COUNTY – $2,110,699
COLFAX COUNTY – $197,367
DE BACA COUNTY – $110,516
DONA ANA COUNTY – $3,189,584
EDDY COUNTY – $3,598,621
GRANT COUNTY – $2,558,024
GUADALUPE COUNTY – $162,226
HARDING COUNTY – $116,768
HIDALGO COUNTY – $739,903
LEA COUNTY – $1,128,578
LINCOLN COUNTY – $1,889,698
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY – $93,625
LUNA COUNTY – $1,999,158
MCKINLEY COUNTY – $1,094,772
MORA COUNTY – $306,596
OTERO COUNTY – $3,597,259
QUAY COUNTY – $4,840
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY – $3,232,674
ROOSEVELT COUNTY – $28,709
SAN JUAN COUNTY – $2,316,470
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – $1,040,459
SANDOVAL COUNTY – $2,416,206
SANTA FE COUNTY – $812,453
SIERRA COUNTY – $1,336,642
SOCORRO COUNTY – $1,735,241
TAOS COUNTY – $2,036,719
TORRANCE COUNTY – $425,806
UNION COUNTY – $155,864
VALENCIA COUNTY – $91,858
STATE TOTAL – $42,630,492