How does the Resident Incentive Program work?

Residents of Sherman County become eligible for the Resident Incentive Program after they have lived here one year.  This one-year residency requirement must be met by the time applications are due, which is August 31 each year.  Applicants must apply every year to receive payment.

The current payment is $590 per household, per year, and only one applicant per household may apply. Applications are sent out during the first few days of June and are available on the county’s website during the application period.  These applications are due back (or postmarked) no later than August 31.  If this date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the following Monday is the due date.

When an application is received and approved, a confirmation card is sent to the applicant — usually within 10 days.  If it is not approved, the application is returned asking for more information or citing reasons why it was denied.  Instructions to appeal the denial are included.

Applicants can opt to apply their payment to their property taxes.

The Sherman County Court sets the amount of the Resident Incentive Program payment each year.  Checks are normally mailed out by the 10th of December.  In order to receive a check, applicants must still be residing in Sherman County at this time.  If they have moved out of the county, checks will be returned and the applicant is no longer eligible.

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