Nevada will receive $23.9 million in federal funding through the Payments In Lieu of Taxes program this year - $119,008 of it for Carson City.
PILT is a program designed to compensate states that have a disproportionately large amount of federally owned lands within their borders. In Nevada, 87 percent of the land is federal and, therefore, exempt from property taxes.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the funding can be used for essential services and improvements for education, law enforcement, health care and infrastructure.
In Nevada, many particularly rural counties are nearly all federally owned - several of them more …