Super League clubs have agreed to give the RFL over £5million for 2022 as talks of realignment gathers pace.
The money is expected to come from the new two-year television deal with Sky Sports, worth £25 million per year.
Super League interim chairman Ken Davy told a media briefing on Tuesday that he wants to forge closer links between both governing bodies.
“The process is causing a little bit of angst on my part,” Davy said.
“But we are making progress and I’m pleased with the progress we’re making.”
It’s now up to the RFL to decide how much of the Super League money will be dished out to the Championship and League 1 clubs.
“It’s important to appreciate that Super League is by no means the only source of income for the RFL,” he said.
“However, we have reached an agreement on a number in excess of £5m, which I believe is fair in every respect to both Super League and the RFL.
“Like most sports, TV income is down and so it is clearly less than previously but it is not an insignificant amount.
“That is for next year and provisionally for the year after subject to the re-alignment.”