MCFMLD Fall 2023 Grant Cycle Opens

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Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Announces Fall 2023 Grant Cycle Opens August 1st

GRAND JUNCTION, CO – The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District (MCFMLD) will open applications for the fall 2023 grant cycle on August 1, 2023, with $350,000 available in grant funding.

This competitive grant process provides two programs, each defined to create opportunities to strengthen and enhance the communities of Mesa County. All MCFMLD grant funds stay in 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 Town of Collbran’s Plateau Valley broadband program and the new Clifton Library Center.

The Mini Grant Program can award up to $50,000 for smaller-scale projects. Previous award recipients include Lower Valley Fire Protection District Station #32 Access Upgrades, City of Fruita 16 Road Railroad Improvements and the Town of Palisade’s Patrol Car.

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 8, 2023, at 3 pm. Fall grant applicant presentations will take place during the September 20st Board of Directors meeting that is open to the public. Fall awards will be selected as soon as October 18, 2023.

The public and comments are welcome at MCFMLD board meetings. Meetings are held at the Home Loan Building, located at 205 N. 4th Street in Grand Junction.

Please find the full grant application and additional information about the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District at You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube 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 $8.1 million to local entities in Mesa County. For more information, or to join in the conversation, please visit our website at Join us on social media, using hashtags #MesaFMLD or #MCFLMD, on our Facebook page at or twitter at

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