Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Receives DOLA Funding for 2021

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Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Receives DOLA Funding For 2021

GRAND JUNCTION, CO – The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District (MCFMLD) received their annual disbursement check from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) for the amount of $495,556.20.

This disbursement payment is approximately 45% decrease from the previous year’s DOLA payment of $925,022.53.

The proposed 2021 Budget will be considered by the MCFMLD Board on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 3 pm.  This meeting is open to the public and public comment is welcome. The draft budget will be made available to the public for a 30-day review period and for public comments, following the October meeting.

The MCFMLD uses these funds to administer their bi-annual grant program that funds various community projects strictly within Mesa County. The District is authorized by statute to distribute funds and provide services to communities impacted by the development of natural resources on federal lands within Mesa County.

Federal law limits how lease payments distributed to the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District can be used. The distribution may only be used by the state, or its political subdivisions, for (1) planning, (2) construction and maintenance of public facilities, or (3) provision of public services.

The meeting details will be provided on the website long with their Facebook and Twitter page.  For more information regarding MCFMLD, please go to our website


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 Join us on social media, using hashtags #MesaFMLD or #MCFLMD, on our Facebook page at or twitter at

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