Of the 70% pool that each regional corporation receives, 50% is kept and may be used for operating expense, payment toward its own shareholder dividend or investment. The other 50%, called a 7(j) payment, is divided among at-large shareholders and village corporations (based on their proportion of shareholders) in the BSNC region.
It is important to note that congress did not mandate that the village corporations distribute 7(j) payments to their own shareholders. Directors of each respective village corporation decide how to use their revenues in a wide variety of ways. At-large shareholders receive the payments directly because they do not have a village corporation to decide how the money will be used.