GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors in Garfield County announced $1,280,823 in grants for their Spring 2022 Grant Cycle on April 13. Over $1 million of the funds were awarded through ten grants in the Traditional Grant Program, with another $186,819 being awarded through eight grants as part of the Mini Grant Program.

The Traditional Grant Program awards:

  • Battlement Mesa Metropolitan District – $121,560 for Water Meter Automation
  • Colorado River BOCES – $100,000 for EPIC Program
  • Colorado River Fire Protection District – $98,250 for Hydraulic Rescue Equipment
  • City of Glenwood Springs – $140,000 for Historic Coke Ovens Site Improve
  • Grand Valley Fire Protection District – $35,000 for Communications Enhancement
  • Town of New Castle – $132,000 for Solid Surface Trails
  • Parachute Battlement Parks & Rec. District – $98,700 for Rec. Center Irrigation
  • Town of Parachute – $101,370 for Water Line Loop
  • Silt Water Conservancy – $66,424 for Maintenance Equipment
  • Town of Silt – $200,000 for Water Main Boring

The Mini Grant Program awards:

  • Battlement Mesa Metropolitan District – $22,336 for Heavy Duty Dump Trailer
  • Colorado River Fire Protection District – $24,976 for Rescue Equipment
  • Grand Valley Fire Protection District – $24,829 for Remote Communications
  • Town of New Castle – $25,000 for Town Hall Flooring
  • Parachute Battlement Parks & Rec. District – $25,000 for Rec Center Lighting
  • Town of Parachute – $25,000 for Public Works Vehicle
  • Silt Water Conservancy – $14,678 for Rifle Gap Dam Repair
  • Town of Silt – $25,000 for Town Hall HVAC

Since 2011, the Garfield County Federal Mineral lease District Board of Directors has awarded 287 grants totaling over $29 million in funds.