Recipients of the 2021 Federal Mineral Lease District mini-grants have been announced. More than $160,000 in grants were awarded to local districts and municipalities.
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Garfield County and the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District (FMLD) is bringing close to $7.3 million in excess funding back to the county. Those funds were originally allocated for cleanup of the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site. The excess funds are to be conveyed to the county no later than May 31. In return, FMLD may retain all interest earned on the deposit through the date it is conveyed to Garfield County. The money has been held by the Department of the Interior for more than a decade.