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Keep New Mexico Beautiful (KNMB) Grants

Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Beautification and Environmental Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Keep New Mexico Beautiful (KNMB)

Deadline Date:

02/16/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $2,400 to New Mexico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, local governments, and schools for environmental, beautification, and waste reduction activities. Applicants in certain categories must contact program staff prior to applying. Program categories include education, landscaping and native plants, solid waste, litter, recycling, arbor day events, and Keep New Mexico Beautiful Month activities.

Grants are made for solid waste management and litter control activities; native landscaping and beautification activities; and educational recycling activities. Grant applications are available each year.

The Five Grant Categories:

Education Grant:

Education grants are provided to assist schools, educators, and youth groups and other organizations and communities.

Projects may include environmental awareness curriculum for students, classroom environmental projects, tree plantings and campus xeriscape projects, educational outdoor gardens, horticulture/nature education, recycling projects, and campus cleanup projects.

Native Plant & Landscaping Grant:

These grants may be used for the creation of low water use plantings, utilizing plants native to the Southwest in a natural setting (NOTE: no planters.) Native tree, native flower, wildflower, and tree/vegetative restoration projects may also be supported.

Solid Waste, Litter Control & Recycling Grant:

These grants may be used for “hands on” projects, trash cleanup, waste audit, creation / expansion of recycling facilities, provision of trash receptacles.

Arbor Day Grant Amount:

Grants in this category are allocated for planting of trees, and tree/vegetation restoration projects.

-Arbor Day is celebrated in New Mexico on the second Friday in March.
-However, with New Mexico’s multiple climate zone, delay in planting might be necessary. Contact KNMB Grant Chair should you need an extension.

KNMB Month Grant:

KNMB Month Grants are provided in April to celebrate Keep New Mexico Beautiful Month in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful Month activities.

-Projects may include: plantings, litter clean up campaigns and landscaping.
-Planting might have to be delayed due to multiple climate zones.
-Contact the KNMB Grant Chair for an extension.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149577

Number of Grants:

KNMB seeks to partner with one KNMB Month grantee and one Arbor Day grantee.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,400

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by May 4, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each year Keep New Mexico Beautiful awards grants to schools, villages, municipalities, chambers of commerce, organizations, and government agencies.

KNMB funds projects that benefit the public and public institutions. Any organization is welcome to apply for KNMB grant funds provided that the project benefits public land or the community (i.e. park tree planting or community cleanup).

If you are not a 501(c)(3), or not sure about access to a 501(3)(c), contact the KNMB Grant Chair.

Projects that do not qualify for KNMB funding include: landscaping or improvement of private institutions and private grounds.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by February 16, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Applicants requesting a KNMB Month Grant or Arbor Day Grant must contact the KNMB Chair regarding requests.

-1/02/2018: Open for applications
-2/16/2018: Grant applications submission deadline
-2/19/2018 - 2/23/2018: Grant review period by Grant Committee
-2/23/2018: Grant award notification to applicants.
-5/04/2018: Grant project completion date and Final Report due to KNMB.

All KNMB grants operate through a reimbursement process.

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Application Instructions:

More information about Education Grants may be found here:

More information about Native Plants and Landscaping Grants may be found here:

More information about Solid Waste, Litter Control, and Recycling Grants may be found here:

More information about Arbor Day Grants may be found here:

More information about KNMB Month Grants may be found here:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application Form:

Michael Woodruff, President

Attn: Grant Applications
3200 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 120
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico

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