The Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Grant (EIAF) program assists 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.
Who Should Apply
Eligible entities to receive grants and loans include municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts and other political subdivisions and state agencies.
Department of Local Affair’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.
The Application Process
Applications for any of the current Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) funding opportunities may be submitted as part of the regularly planned EIAF cycles.
The EIAF Cycle 24-03 application opens on November 1, 2023 and closes on December 1,2023.
In order to be accepted into an EIAF grant cycle, applicants must contact their Regional Manager prior to submitting any application and must be "ready to go"; furthermore, if there are any questions in preparing the application, applicants should contact their Department of Local Affairs Regional Manager.
The Application Cycle
The Department of Local Affairs is pleased to announce the following schedule for applications in the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program through December 31, 2023.
Cycle 24-03: $25,000,000 available
Tier I (up to $200,000) and Tier II ($200,001 to $1,000,000) applications accepted
- Application period opens: November 1, 2023
- Application period closes: 5:00 p.m. December 1, 2023
- Final awards: March 2023
The amounts available in the cycle identified above depend on the revenues generated by severance and federal mineral lease collections.
EIAF Initiatives: In addition, the EIAF program will have additional funding available in Cycle 24-03 for the following initiative:
More Housing Now and Land Use Initiative: Announced at notice of funding availability.
Reimbursement Request Form Information
- Reimbursement Request/Quarterly Report Form
- Report Form Example
- Grantee Portal Submission Checklist
- Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Form
- Electronic Funds Transfer Instructions
- W-9 Form
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 a Request for Reimbursement Form
- Executed Contract Review
- Report / Reimbursement requests in Portal
- Program Overview and Application Process
- Project Monitoring and Project Closeout
- Cycle 23-11 Tier I and Tier II Final Awards
- Cycle 23-07 Tier I and II – Final Awards
- Cycle 22-12 Tier I and II – Final Awards
Direct inquiries regarding initial program interest to your Regional Manager. Use the other program contacts once the initial process with your Regional Manager is complete.