Calculating Payments

Updated: November 25, 2013

Reauthorization for Fiscal Year 2013

On October 2, 2013 Congress passed a one year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act as part of HR 527 Helium Stewardship Act. Additional information will continue to be posted as it becomes available.

Full Funding Amount

The full funding amount for FY 2013 for all counties that elect to receive a share of the State payment is 95 percent of the FY 2012 amount. For FY 2013, the full funding amount is $328,961,250.00

Calculating the State Payment

The Secure Rural Schools Act State Payment calculation uses multiple factors, including acres of Federal land within an eligible county, the county’s share of the state’s average of the 3 highest 25-percent and safety net payments during fiscal year 1968 through fiscal year 1999, and an income adjustment based on the per capita personal income for each county.