Federal mineral lease district rolls funding into one grant cycle

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District has canceled its spring grant cycle and will instead roll funding into one cycle scheduled to begin Aug. 1.

The district has allocated $350,000 for fall grant awards.

The district distributes federal mineral leasing funds to local public entities to support infrastructure, construction and public service projects that address the effects of energy development. Funds stay in Mesa County.

The nearly $500,000 in annual funding the district received last fall was only about half the payment the year before.

For more information about the district and grants, visit the website at www.mesafml.org.