Minerals Leasing Act


As directed by the Minerals Leasing Act, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) shares 50 percent (90 percent for Alaska) of mineral leasing revenue with States. Since 2008 payments were subjected to a two percent reduction, as required by Public Law 111-322.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Minerals, Lands and Mining, 30 U.S.C 191, 191a, 355, Comp Gen B-220699, PL 111-88
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Revenue from public land leasing will trigger automatic payment distribution computed in accordance with the Law.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State governments in which Federal leased lands and minerals are located.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. No application is necessary.
Award Procedure
Automatic distribution is made as authorized by Law.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To be used by States as the legislature directs giving priority to those subdivisions of the State that are socially or economically impacted by the development of minerals leased, for (1) planning, (2) construction and maintenance of public facilities, and (3) provision of public service.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No applicable. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Natural Resources Revenue, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 4211, Washington, DC 20240
Headquarters Office
U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 4211
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: (202) 513-0600
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$1,647,867,000.00; FY 19 est $1,824,498,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$1,395,081,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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