Gov. Hickenlooper announces more than $34 million in grants awarded to local communities


DENVER – March 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — – Gov. John Hickenlooper and Kevin Patterson, interim executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), today announced $34,240,176 in competitive grants has been awarded to 40 projects throughout Colorado through the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund grant program. Projects address key public improvements ranging from public facilities to water and wastewater systems in communities statewide.

“This grant program continues to be invaluable to Colorado’s smaller and rural communities,” said Hickenlooper. “With these funds, communities are able to plan for and implement substantial capital improvements, essential public projects and other services.”

DOLA administers the grant program, which 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 program was created by the legislature in 1977.

Types of projects funded by the program include construction of or improvements to water and sewer systems, roads, recreation centers, public safety and other public facilities, fire protection buildings and equipment, and local government planning.

“These dollars strengthen communities and are made possible through well-established partnerships between all levels of government and the energy industry. DOLA takes great pride in being a steward of these funds,” Patterson said.

Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund March 2015: Tier II Grant Awards

Project Name


Bayfield Water Distribution System Improvements

$  256,872

Berthoud Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility

$  400,000

Cedaredge Wastewater Treatment Facility

$ 1,991,000

Columbine Lake WD Kinnikinnick Rd Waterline Replacement

$ 500,000

De Beque FPD Fire Station Construction

$  2,000,000

Durango Santa Rita WW Treatment Plant Design/Engineering

$  1,000,000

Flagler Water System Improvements

$  760,000

Fort Lupton 14th Street Roadway Reconstruction

$  750,000

Fremont County Regional Road Phase 2

$  351,349

Fruita Downtown Streetscape Improvements

$  225,000

Garfield County Contaminated Soil Treatment Facility

$  300,000

Gilcrest WWTF Improvements

$  595,500

Grand Junction CNG Vehicle Purchase

$  352,000

Highland Lakes WD Water System Improvements

$  1,437,500

Hotchkiss Sewer System Rehabilitation ¿Construction Phase

$  1,100,322

Huerfano County Courthouse Rehabilitation Phase I

$  396,672

Kiowa County HD Facility Expansion & Equip. Purchase

$  319,256

Kit Carson County Road 30 Paving

$  356,000

Kremmling Sanitation Dist. WWTP Pond Covers

$  252,500

La Jara Wastewater Conveyance Improvements

$  300,000

Larimer County Public Safety Communications Site

$  1,500,000

Las Animas County Road Improvements Cycle 15¿3

$  658,000

Lochbuie Town Hall

$  2,000,000

Mesa County 330E Road & 66¿8 Structure Improvements

$  1,091,286

Milliken Water Line Loop

$  788,200

Monte Vista 2015 Wastewater Capital Improvements

$  1,300,000

Montrose Recreation District Community Recreation Center

$  1,900,000

Mountain View FPD Fire Station No. 8

$  600,000

Pagosa Springs Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership Park

$  275,000

Parachute Park Boulevard Reconstruction

$  350,000

Park County Broadband

$  375,000

Rangely Water Line Distribution System Improvements

$  739,176

Rifle Municipal Water Storage Tank

$  1,061,100

Rio Blanco County Broadband Infrastructure

$  2,000,000

San Miguel County Norwood R&B Maintenance Shop

$  491,210

Thompson Rivers P&R Dist. Milliken Community Center

$  1,000,000

Trinidad Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

$  1,192,500

Upper San Juan HSD Primary Care Building Phase I

$  2,000,000

Woodland Park Fleet Maintenance Facility

$  874,733

Yampa Town Hall/Museum Rehabilitation Phase 3

$  400,000


$  34,240,176

More information about the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund can be found here.


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