Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Grant (EIAF)

The purpose of the EIAF Program is to assist political subdivisions that are socially and/or economically impacted by the development, processing, or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels. Funds come from the state severance tax on energy and mineral production and from a portion of the state's share of royalties paid to the federal government for mining and drilling of minerals and mineral fuels on federally-owned land.

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Eligibility


Eligible entities to receive grants and loans include municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts and other political subdivisions and state agencies.

DOLA’s intent in administering this grant program is to do as outlined in statute and promote sustainable community development, increase livability and resilience of communities through strategic investments in asset-building activities. The most successful applications into this program are those that demonstrate urgency and local commitment to get the project done, show a high priority for the proposed application, are prepared to start work, and can demonstrate a relationship to energy and mineral impact in rural Colorado.
 

Application


The Department of Local Affairs is pleased to announce the following schedule for applications into in the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program through June 30, 2023. 

Energy Impact schedule highlights (dates and funding available subject to change) are as follows:

Cycle 22-12: $25,000,000 available
Tier I (up to $200,000) and Tier II ($200,001 to $750,000) applications accepted

  • Application period opens: August 1, 2022
  • Application period closes: midnight September 1, 2022
  • Final awards: December 2022

Cycle 23-06: $25,000,000 available
Tier I (up to $200,000) and Tier II ($200,001 to $750,000) applications accepted

  • Application period opens: February 1, 2023
  • Application period closes: midnight March 1, 2023
  • Final awards: June 2023
     

Financial Assistance Available


The amounts available in the two cycles identified above depend on the revenues generated by severance and federal mineral lease collections.

 

Forms and Resources


Program Guidelines & Applications
Before applying, please review the High Performance Certification notice.
If you have questions in preparing your application, please contact your DOLA Regional Manager.
Reimbursement Request Form Information

Instructions

Reimbursement Request/Quarterly Report Form

Report Form Example

Grantee Portal Submission Checklist

EFT Authorization Form

EFT Instructions

W-9 Form

Completing W-9 and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) forms video

Energy/Mineral Impact Grant Program Training

Application How To
Completing W-9 and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) forms video
How to Create an Account and Request Project Associations
Completing an RFR Form
Executed Contract Review
Report / Reimbursement requests in Portal
Program Overview &, Application Process
Project Monitoring &, Project Closeout

 

Funding Decisions and Annual Reports


Funding Decisions

To see historical funding decisions, please visit the archives.

Annual Reports

2021 - Severance

2021 - Federal Mineral Lease

To see historical annual reports, please visit the archives.

 

Energy Impact Awards Across Colorado


Awards Map December 2021

 

Program Contacts


Please contact your Regional Manager with questions.