Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Initiatives
The Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) has announced three new initiatives to assist communities to integrate climate resilience, renewable energy, livability and long-term sustainability through bold, transformative projects.
- Main Street: Livability Investments for Vibrant Economies
- Climate Resilience Challenge Grants, Eligibility
- More Housing Now & Land Use Initiative
Applications for these projects may be submitted as part of the regularly planned EIAF cycles beginning June 30, 2023.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with your Regional Manager with questions.
How Funds are Obtained
Funds are obtained from and dependent upon the state severance tax on energy and mineral production and a portion of the state's share of royalties paid to the federal government for mining and drilling minerals and mineral fuels on federally-owned land.
University Technical Assistance Program
The program provides technical design assistance to rural communities that may not have access to resources needed for public improvement projects. It offers graduate students in community planning processes and design, architecture, landscape architecture, and planning opportunities to transform knowledge into hands-on experience by working with clients on real projects.
Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Grant (EIAF)
The program assists political subdivisions that are socially and/or economically impacted by the development, processing, or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels.
Best and Brightest Management Internship and Fellowship Program
The Department of Local Affairs Best and Brightest Management Internship and Fellowship Program partners with counties, municipalities and universities across the state, striving to meet the needs of communities, engage future leaders, and meet students where they are in their professional development, connecting them to community work in public service.
Check-in with Your Regional Manager Team
A Regional Manager can help develop your projects with careful consideration of the mixture of available funding from a wide variety of sources. Each Regional Manager has extensive experience at the local, county, and state levels in project development and funding. In addition to project planning, Regional Managers have the skill and resources to assist in budgeting, facilitation and strategic planning.
A Regional Assistant can help you manage your contract requirements and the financial obligations to your grant. They can provide training and resources for using the portal, filling out requests for reimbursement forms and reports, and finalizing documentation for your project.