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.

Apply and Manage Grant


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.


Notice of application

Application Schedule for FY 20 and FY 21 Cycle
Energy Impact Applications for upcoming cycles will be due on the following dates:

  • April 1, 2020
    Hearings conducted in July.
  • August 1, 2020
    Hearings conducted in November.
  • December 1, 2020
    Hearings conducted in March 2021

Tier I applications will be accepted for grant requests up to $200,000.
Tier II applications will be accepted for grant requests up to $1 million.

Applicants into the Tier II program will be required to provide a presentation at Grant Hearings in front of the Energy &, Mineral Impact Fund Advisory Committee.

Financial Assistance Available
Amounts available will vary based upon revenues generated by severance and federal mineral lease collections.

Before applying, please review the High Performance Certification notice.
If you have questions in preparing your application, please contact your DOLA Regional Manager.

Forms and Resources

Reimbursement Request Form Information


Reimbursement Request/Quarterly Report Form

Report Form Example

Energy/Mineral Impact Grant Program Training

Application How To
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

Renewable and Clean Energy Challenge Planning Grant Awards

2019 COG Final Awards

March 2020 Tier I awardsMarch 2020 Tier II - Renewable Awards

November 2019 Tier I | November 2019 Tier II

July 2019 Tier I | July 2019 Tier II

March 2019 Tier I | March 2019 Tier II

To see historical funding decisions, please visit the archives.

Annual Reports

2019 - Severance

2019 - Federal Mineral Lease

To see historical annual reports, please visit the archives.

Energy Impact Awards Across Colorado

heatmap of awards


Program Contacts

Please contact your Regional Manager with questions.