Payment in Lieu of Taxes program Montana Counties Receive $40 Million In PILT Funds, Largest Allocation Ever By Edward O'Brien • Jun 27, 2018 Peter Fitzgerald Listen Listening... / 2:14 Montana Counties Receive $40 Million In PILT Funds The federal government is awarding over $40 million of so-called PILT funding to Montana this year. That’s the largest amount ever allocated in the program’s 40 year history. Montana Counties To Receive $30 Million In PILT Funds By Edward O'Brien • Jun 22, 2016 flickr user 401(k) 2012 (CC-BY-SA-2) Fifty-five Montana counties are set to receive over $30 million in so-called PILT funds this fiscal year. PILT is shorthand for Payment In Lieu of Taxes. SRS Funding Bill Could Bring Relief To Montana Timber Counties By Edward O'Brien • Feb 18, 2015 Eric Whitney Montana's U.S. senators are getting behind a new bill they say will help Montana's most rural counties round-out their budgets. Mineral County Commissioner Duane Simons says communities like his are reeling after Congress failed to renew the Secure Rural Schools Act last fall.