Past Grant Cycles


2017 Spring Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District (MCFMLD) Board of Directors has awarded $352,764 to five grant applicants in Mesa County for the spring 2017 grant cycle.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program Totaled $200,000 and was awarded to:
• City of Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University, & School District 51 – Stocker Stadium Turf Project

Awards in the Mini Grant Program Totaled $152,764 and were awarded to:
• Town of Collbran, Plateau Valley School District – $50,000 for School Lift Station Replacement
• Town of De Beque – $50,000 for De Beque Drainage Mitigation Project
• Clifton Sanitation District – $45,000 for Wastewater Receiving Station and Building Expansion
• Lands End Fire Protection District – $7,764 for Thermal Imaging Camera

Click Here for MCFMLD Spring 2017 Grant Awards Press Release

 


2016 Fall Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District (MCFMLD) Board of Directors announces its awards for the Fall 2016 Grant Cycle. The board voted to make awards in this cycle that total $709,465.

The MCFMLD oversees the distribution of energy extraction funds to local public entities by providing financial support to serve the infrastructure, construction, and public service needs of our community. The MCFMLD accomplishes this function primarily through funding regular grant cycles.
Awards in the Traditional Grant Program totaled $474,125 and were made to:

  • City of Fruita for Aspen Avenue Alley Improvements in the amount of $185,000;
  • Western Colorado Community College for the Electric Line Worker Building for $289,125

Awards in the Mini Grant Program totaled $235,340 and were made to:

  • The Town of Collbran for Collbran Downtown Improvements in the amount of $50,000;
  • The City of Grand Junction for the Salt Shed in the amount of $50,000;
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority for Terminal Safety and Security Upgrades in the amount of $48,800;
  • Palisade Police Department for a Patrol Vehicle in the amount of $36,540;
  • Palisade Rural Fire Protection District for Cardiac Monitors for $50,000.

 


2016 Spring Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors announces its awards for the Spring 2016 Grant Cycle. The board voted to make awards in this cycle that total $285,075.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program totaled $175,000, and were made to:

  • Clifton Sanitation District in the amount of $75,000 for their Wastewater Master Plan Update;
  • Mesa County Valley School District 51 in the amount of $100,000 for their Security Classroom Lock Replacement project.

Awards in the Mini Grant Program totaled $110,075 and were made to:

  • Town of De Beque in the amount of $50,000 for the De Beque Street Repairs Project;
  • City of Fruita in the amount of $25,000 for their Fruita Downtown Utility & Streetscape Improvements;
  • Palisade Rural Fire Protection District in the amount of $35,075 for their Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

 


2015 Fall Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors announced its awards for the Fall 2015 Grant Cycle at their monthly board meeting on October 14. The board voted to make awards totaling $638,552.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program totaled $469,198, and were made to:

  • Plateau Valley School District — $296,603 for their Heating and Cooling Project
  • DeBeque Fire Protection District — $172,595 for their New Station Construction Project

Awards in the Mini Grant Program totaled $169,354 and were made to:

  • Lower Valley Fire Protection District — $50,000 for their Fire Station Access Upgrade/Repair Project
  • Mesa County Public Library District — $49,969 for their 970 West Studio at Mesa County Libraries Project
  • Town of Palisade — $47,000 for their Voorhees Drain Improvement Project
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority — $15,000 for their Public Access Automated External Defibrillator Program
  • Lands End Fire Protection District — $7,385 for their SCBA Bottle Repair and Replacement Project

Read the full press release here.


2015 Spring Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors announces its awards for the Spring 2015 Grant Cycle. The board voted to make awards in this cycle that total $719,660.

The MCFMLD oversees the distribution of energy extraction funds to local public entities by providing financial support to serve the infrastructure, construction, and public service needs of our community. We accomplish this function primarily through funding regular grant cycles.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program totaled $504,560 and were made to:

  • Colorado Mesa University for the Tomlinson Library Renovation, Expansion and Technology Project in the amount of $504,560.

Awards in the Mini Grant Program totaled $215,100 and were made to:

  • The Town of Collbran for Collbran Street Maintenance and Repair in the amount of $50,000;
  • The City of Grand Junction for the Fire Station 4 Alerting System in the amount of $50,000;
  • Clifton Fire Protection District for their Feasibility Study and Design Services in the amount of $25,000;
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority for a Passenger Demand Analysis and Business Travel Survey in the amount of $15,000;
  • Clifton Sanitation District for their Manhole Liner Protection Project in the amount of $50,000;
  • Lands End Fire Protection District for Lands End Station Upgrades in the amount of $25,100.

The Fall 2015 Grant Cycle will begin in August, with award announcements anticipated in October.  Overall funding levels will be determined by the amount of Federal Mineral Lease revenue Mesa County receives, which is determined by the level of natural extraction activity on our public lands.


2014 Fall Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors announced on October 27, 2014 its awards for the Fall 2014 Grant Cycle.

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.


2014 Spring Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors announced on April 11, 2014 its awards for the Spring 2014 Grant Cycle.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program were made to:

  • The Plateau Valley School District 50 for their School Building Internet / Wireless /Technology Project in the amount of $116,049;
  • The Mesa County School District 51 for their Safe and Secure Schools in the amount of $150,000;
  • And to the Clifton Sanitation District for their Closed Camera Inspection Equipment / GIS in the amount of $60,000.
    Awards in the Mini Grant Program were made to:

  • The Town of DeBeque for their DeBeque Street Repair Project in the amount of $33,935;
  • The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority for their Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personal Protective Equipment in the amount of $50,000;
  • And to the Town of Palisade for their Palisade Fire Station Alert in the amount of $50,000.

The grants awarded for the Spring 2014 Grant Cycle totaled $459,984. The grants awarded for the Traditional Grant Program totaled $326,049. The grants awarded for the Mini Grant Program totaled $133,935. The Fall 2014 Grant Cycle will begin in August with award announcements anticipated in October.


2013 Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease (FML) District Board offered a single grant program in the fall of 2013.

Awards in the Traditional Grant Program were made to:

  • The Town of Palisade for the Palisade Downtown Street Reconstruction in the amount of $575,000;
  • The City of Fruita for their Park and Public Works Maintenance Facility in the amount of $250,000;
  • Colorado Mesa University for the CMU Ground Source Heat Exchange Expansion Project in the amount of $556,998;
  • And to the Clifton Sanitation District for their Collection System Replacement / Upgrade in the amount of $300,000.

Awards in the Mini Grant Program were made to:

  • The Clifton Fire Protection District for their AVL/Fire Mobile Project in the amount of $29,000;
  • The Lower Valley Fire Protection District for their Fire Station Remodel Project in the amount of $50,000;
  • The DeBeque Fire Protection District for Planning for New Fire Station in the amount of $25,000.

The grants awarded for the Fall 2013 Grant Cycle totaled $1,785,998. The grants awarded for the Traditional Grant Program totaled $1,681,998. The grants awarded for the Mini Grant Program totaled $104,000.

The Spring 2014 Grant Cycle will begin in February with award announcements anticipated in April.


2011 Grant Cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease (FML) District Board offered a grant program in 2011. The Mesa County FML District adopted as a foundation for funding priority for this cycle the 2011 Economic Development Priority of becoming an “Epicenter for Energy Innovation”.  This approach was selected because of the business-driven, community-wide support that established this goal.  The Mesa County Economic Development priorities were created by the local business community through a rigorous process that included surveys and direct community input sessions.  More than 600 business community members were involved in establishing these priorities.  Once the community’s voice was clearly heard, the planning document was written and adopted by 24 local community development organizations, referred to as ED Partners:

Business Incubator Center                                         Mesa County Workforce Center
CAMT                                                                              Mesa State – WCCC
CHFA                                                                              Mesa State College
District 51                                                                       OEDIT
Downtown Development Authority                          Palisade Chamber of Commerce
Fruita Chamber of Commerce                                    PTAC
Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce         The City of Fruita
Grand Junction Economic Partnership                    The City of Grand Junction
Grand Junction Housing Authority                           The Town of Palisade
Grand Junction Regional Airport                              Visitor and Convention Bureau
Mesa County                                                                    Western Slope COGA

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease (FML) District board met on December 14, 2011 to make funding decisions regarding the 2011 Grant Applications.  The Board voted unanimously to make the following award:

  • Colorado Mesa University was awarded $1,600,000 for the purposes of supporting their application for the “Unconventional Energy Epicenter Initiative” project.

Colorado Mesa University’s Unconventional Energy Epicenter Initiative was strong match with the District’s funding priorities.  The CMU Unconventional Energy Center will utilize a combination of endowments to pursue relevant projects in the following areas:

  • Encouraging the development of new and emerging technologies
  • Spurring innovation and job creation in the energy sector
  • Analyzing and developing recommendations for eliminating duplication and streamlining energy industry regulation at the local, state and federal level.
  • Identifying new markets for natural gas and promoting natural gas consumption
  • Developing enhanced infrastructure for compresses natural gas as a transportation fuel
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