Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Grant (EIAF)

The purpose of the EIAF Program is to assist 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. 

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COG Cycle 19-20 Announcement


Eligible entities to receive grants and loans include municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts and other political subdivisions and state agencies.

DOLA’s intent in administering this grant program is to do as outlined in statute and promote sustainable community development, increase livability and resilience of communities through strategic investments in asset-building activities. The most successful applications into this program are those that demonstrate urgency and local commitment to get the project done, show a high priority for the proposed application, are prepared to start work, and can demonstrate a relationship to energy and mineral impact in rural Colorado.



Application Schedule for FY 19/20 Cycle
Energy Impact Applications for upcoming cycles will be due on the following dates:

  • April 1, 2019
    Hearings conducted in July.
  • August 1, 2019
    Hearings conducted in November.
  • December 2, 2019

Tier I applications will be accepted for grant requests up to $200,000.
Tier II applications will be accepted for grant requests up to $1 million.

Applicants into the Tier II program will be required to provide a presentation at Grant Hearings in front of the Energy & Mineral Impact Fund Advisory Committee

Financial Assistance Available
Amounts available will vary based upon revenues generated by severance and federal mineral lease collections.

Before applying, please review the High Performance Certification notice.
If you have questions in preparing your application, please contact your DOLA Regional Manager.

Forms and Resources

Funding Decisions and Annual Reports


Energy Impact Awards across Colorado
Impact Awards Map
Energy Impact Awards across Colorado by County
Impact Awards by County Map


Program Contacts

Please contact your Regional Manager with questions.