Published May 12, 2021
Mineral Leasing Act (MLA, 30 U.S.C. 191) payments were sequestered under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA) by the federal government for our state FY 2020. The federal government has made a determination that those FY 2020 monies should be returned to the State of Montana.
The distribution to eligible counties is based on the proportion of the total amount of revenue generated by the mineral extraction in an eligible county to the total money received by the state.
The total amount from the returned sequestered monies to be distributed to the counties for FY 2020 is $250,706.82. A list of the distribution amounts is shown below.
If you have any questions regarding the determination of the reimbursement amounts, please contact Jake Ford with the Montana Department of Revenue at (406) 444-0980. Please direct any inquires related to the actual payment process to Lori Carroll with the Department of Administration, Office of Finance and Budget at (406) 444-3821.