The Department of Local Affairs awards over $17.3M in severance tax dollars to local governments

Denver, CO – May 2, 2017 – The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has announced the award of $17,301,698 to 57 local governments as part of the Tier I and II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program.

The EIAF program assists political subdivisions that are socially and/or economically impacted by the development, processing, or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels. Funds come from the state severance tax on energy and mineral production and from a portion of the state's share of royalties paid to the federal government for mining and drilling of minerals and mineral fuels on federally-owned land.

The next EIAF grant application deadline will be August 1, 2017.

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