MCFMLD announces fall 2014 grant recipients

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors today announces its awards for the Fall 2014 Grant Cycle.

The Mesa County FML District exercises an essential public function: to alleviate social, economic, and public finance impacts resulting from federal mineral leasing activities in our communities. As an independent public body charged by the state legislature, we accomplish this function primarily through funding regular grant cycles. The MCFMLD is pleased to be able to distribute the financial resources generated by the development of natural resources on federal lands within Mesa County to communities impacted by those activities.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program were made to:

  • The Clifton Sanitation District for their System Upgrade and Strategic Plan for I-70 Service Area in the amount of $220,000;
  • A joint program led by the City of Grand Junction and Colorado Mesa University for their Colorado Law Enforcement and Fire Training Center Project in the amount of $550,000.

Awards in the Mini Grant Program were made to:

  • The DeBeque School District 49 for their Master Plan / Resurface Entrance in the amount of $50,000;
  • The Grand Valley Drainage District for a Section 106 Cultural Resource Study in the amount of $50,000.

The grants awarded for the Fall 2014 Grant Cycle totaled $870,00. The grants awarded for the Traditional Grant Program totaled $770,000. The grants awarded for the Mini Grant Program totaled $100,000.

The Spring 2015 Grant Cycle will begin in February with award announcements anticipated in April.

For more information on the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District, please visit our website at www.mesaFML.org.

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