Grand County receives federal money through the State of Utah for oil, gas and mineral leases on federal land within the county. In 2012 Grand County received a total of $1,328,000 that went toward funding special service districts. These special service districts are: Canyonlands Health Care Service District, Grand County Transportation Special Service District, Grand County Solid Waste Special Service District, Grand County Recreation Special Service District and Grand County School District.
Mineral Lease. The money from mineral leases on federal property is split evenly between the federal government and the state. The State of Utah then splits its share evenly with the counties where the leases originate. In 2012, Grand County received $450,000 in mineral lease money.
PILT: Payment in Lieu of Taxes is compensation for the reduction to the property tax base due to the presence of federally owned land. In 2012, Grand County received $278,000 in PILT money.
Mineral Bonus: Mineral bonus money comes from the royalties paid from developed mineral leases on federal property. In 2012, Grand County received $600,000 in mineral bonus money.