Fall Grant Cycle Opens with Updated Grant Application and $200,000 in Funding Available

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GRAND JUNCTION, CO – The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District (MCFMLD) will begin taking applications for the fall 2020 grant cycle on August 1, 2020.

“We just finished updating our application this summer with our Board of Directors and this grant cycle will be the first using our new application questions,” said Dusti Reimer, grant administrator for the district.

The MCFMLD has approximately $200,000 in funds available for the fall 2020 grant cycle and all MCFMLD grant funds stay in Mesa County.

Entities eligible for these programs are limited to the state and its subdivisions, along with school districts, public and state-controlled institution of higher education, library districts, metropolitan or other special districts and fire protection districts.

 Applications will be accepted until September 4, 2020 at 3 pm. Fall grant applicant presentations will take place during the September 16th Board of Directors meeting that is open to the public.

Fall awards will be selected as soon as October 21, 2020.

This competitive grant process provides two programs, each defined to create opportunities to strengthen and enhance the communities of Mesa County.

The Traditional Grant Program was developed to support large-scale projects such as new public works or other capital projects, as well as public service projects addressing health, safety, and welfare impacts from federal mineral leasing activities. These are financial requests of $50,000 or more. Prior award recipients include the Clifton Sanitation District and the Mesa County Public Library.

The Mini Grant Program can award up to $50,000 for smaller-scale projects. Previous award recipients include Caprock Academy, Town of Palisade, City of Grand Junction, Town of De Beque, Lands End Fire Protection District, and Grand Valley Drainage District.

The next scheduled board meeting is August 19th at 3:00 p.m.  Public comments are welcome at MCFMLD board meetings.

Please find the full grant application and additional information about the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District at https://mesafml.org/current-grant-cycle/. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information regarding meetings, grant project progress and the permanent fund investment.


Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District (MCFMLD) was established in 2011. The MCFMLD serves a mission to enhance positive social and economic impact in Mesa County from the development, processing and energy conversion of fuels and minerals leased under the Federal “Mineral Lands Leasing Act” through strategic grants, partnerships, investments and leadership. Since 2011, MCFMLD has awarded over $8 million to local entities in Mesa County. For more information, or to join in the conversation, please visit our website at www.mesaFML.org. Join us on social media, using hashtags #MesaFMLD or #MCFLMD, on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MCFMLD or twitter at www.twitter.com/MesaFMLD.

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