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School Districts

Program Contact:


Tamra Norton
Department of Local Affairs
1313 Sherman Street, Room 521
Denver, CO 80203 
Direct: 303-864-7734 
Fax: 303-864-7759



W-9 form
Automatic Deposit Form (or EFT)


How the Funds are Distributed:


Senate Bill 08-218 made significant changes to the method and process for the direct distribution of Federal Mineral Lease receipts. Formerly, the Colorado State Treasurer made quarterly payments to qualifying school districts. Pursuant to C.R.S. 34-63-102(5.4)(e), these formula payments are now made annually each August 31st by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).



Distribution of
Federal Mineral Lease
to School Districts
(of non-bonus payments to state)
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County Pool
Based on statewide share of the
following factors:


  • Colorado Employee Residence Reports (CERR)
  • Federal Mineral Lease revenue generated
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Sub County Pool
County/Municipality split:


  • Pupil counts (most recent)
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Annual distribution of
Federal Mineral Lease
revenues to
School Districts