Mineral Royalty Grants (MRG) Q&A

Q: On the Application cover Page under “Funding Sources”, do I list the amount that is being requested from SLIB?

A: No, only list other funding sources and mark if pending or approved, and the amount

Q: Where do I enter the grant amount requested on the cover page?

A: At the bottom of the Application cover sheet – be sure the reimbursement rate percentage (%) is correct

Q: What is the Statement of Feasibility?

A: It is a letter from the engineer stating that the project has been reviewed and it is feasible.

Q: Where do I get the information on Levied Mills and Assessed Valuation for the General Financial form?

A: From the County Assessor’s office.

Q: What type of information is required for population?

A: List number of individuals that live in the City/Town or special district, the number of individuals the project will service and what the percentage of service vs. total population, and a map of the area

Q: What kind of review is needed from the County and City/Town?

A: The board of county commissioner shall review: (1)The ability of the special district to fund the project through bonds, (2) whether the project is adverse to the needs, plans or general welfare of the county, (3) whether the special district has utilized local funding resources, and (4) whether the special district has met county standards. If any part of the special district lies within five (5) miles of the corporate limits of any city or town, the special district’s grant or loan application shall also receive a written review from the governing body of the city or town.

Eligible Applicants

Incorporated cities and towns, counties, special districts and joint powers boards

Eligible SLIB Meetings

The Board meets on the Third Thursday of each January and June to consider applications for MRGs. Additionally, emergency MRG applications may be considered at any regularly scheduled SLIB meeting.

Timing of Applications

Applications for the January MRG meeting must be received by the third Thursday of the preceding September. Applications for the June MRG meeting must be received by the third Thursday of the preceding February. All applications must be in our office no later than 5:00 pm on the due dates.


The following information is required for all applications:

Submit three (3) complete unbound copies of your application, including all attachments, on legal sized paper (8 ½ x 14) to Office of State Lands and Investments 122 West 25th Street Cheyenne, WY 82002.

If you have any questions, please call (307)777-7309.

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