Distribution of Receipts to State and Local Governments


By various Laws, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) shares revenue with State, county, and local governments from fees charged for sale or use of public lands, minerals, and vegetation. Payment amounts are determined by several codified formulas and supplements other Federal land revenue sharing payments that local units may be receiving. Payments may be used for any governmental purpose as specified in the various Public Laws.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Land Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Mineral Lands Leasing Act, 30 U.S.C. 191, 275, 286 and 355, Public Law 85-88, as amended; Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315i and 315m, Section 15; as amended, 48 Stat. 1275; Executive Orders 10322, 10787, 10890, and 10046, Section 15; Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315i, and 315m, Section 15, 43 U.S.C. 315b, Section 3; 48 Stat. 1270 and 1275; The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1981, 42 U.S.C. 6508, Public Law 96-514, 94 Stat. 2964; Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1337, 67 Stat. 462, as amended; Lake Tahoe Basin-U.S. Lands-Disposal and Acquisition, Sections 1 and 2, Public Law 96-586, 94 Stat. 3381-3382; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Title I, Section 102, Public Law 94- 579, 90 Stat. 2744; Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, 31 U.S.C. 6901, Public Law 105-263, 90 Stat. 2343; Lincoln County Land Act of 2000, Public Law 106-298; 30 U.S.C. 230, 62 Stat. 576; 65 Stat. 248; Public Buildings Omnibus Act, 30 U.S.C. 603; Money and Finance, 31 U.S.C. 711 and 717, Public Law 97-258, 96 Stat. 889 and 893; National Reclamation Law, 43 U.S.C. 391, 32 Stat. 388; Chapter 139, 18 Stat. 474; 58 Stat. 745; 65 Stat. 252; Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1993, Title I, Public Law 102-381, 106 Stat. 1378; Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, Title II, Public Law 106-248, 106 Stat. 613; Public Law 85-569, 7 U.S.C. 1012, 72 Stat. 348; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Title II, Section 213, Public Law 94-579, 90 Stat. 2760, Mineral Revenue Payments Clarification Act of 2000, Title V, Public Law 106-393.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
No application is necessary. Local units which generate revenue from public land and resources will receive automatic payment distribution as computed in accordance with the Law for that distribution.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State and county governments in which Federal lands and minerals are located or have been acquired for purposes defined under Objectives.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Automatic distribution is made as authorized by the various Laws for that distribution subject. No application is necessary.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Are specified in the various Public Laws. For more specific information contact the headquarters office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Automatic distribution is made as authorized by various Public Laws for that distribution subject.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Distribution of Receipts Accountant, Bureau of Land Management, OC-621 Building 50, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225 Phone: (303) 236-0144.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 14 $87,500,000; FY 15 est $87,500,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - Assistance type includes directs payments with unrestricted use and direct payments for specified use.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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