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New Mexico Clean and Beautiful (NMCB) Grant

Grants to New Mexico Local Governments and
Tribes for Beautification and Litter Reduction

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New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD)/Keep New Mexico True (KNMT)

Deadline Date:

04/04/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to New Mexico cities, towns, counties, pueblo governments, and tribal governments for local events and projects that promote an environmentally friendly and litter-free state. Funding is intended for efforts to promote beautification, recycling, litter control, and graffiti removal projects.

New Mexico Clean & Beautiful partners with Keep America Beautiful, its Affiliated Communities and other municipalities and tribal governments throughout the state. The collective mission is to inspire and educate people to take action everyday that improves and beautifies their community environment. Together communities create socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound environments that are great places to live and visit.

The purpose of the "New Mexico Litter Control and Beautification Act," NMSA § 67-16-1 et. Seq. (1978) is to control litter by authorizing the Department to eliminate litter from New Mexico to the maximum practical extent through a state-coordinated plan of education, control, prevention, and elimination.” To this end, eligible entities around the state work with the Department to develop and sustain Keep America Beautiful programs that curb litter and reduce blight, support beautification, recycling and education initiatives and efforts. The NMCB grant supports local and tribal communities in identifying projects and events that lend themselves to a more pristine and environmentally friendly state.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181232

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Term of Contract:

Agreements are effective July 1 of every year and all funds must be expended when they terminate on June 30 of the following year, a state fiscal year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities fit into one of the following categories as defined by the Litter Control and Beautification Act: Section 6.10 Locality: All 33 New Mexico counties, all incorporated towns, all incorporated cities and New Mexico Indian nation, tribe, or pueblo government.

Pre-Application Information:

The program is a reimbursement-based, matching grant. Awardees are required to match grant funds with at least an additional 25% of cash and in-kind donations contributed by public and private entities. Hard costs eligible for reimbursement must be fully absorbed by the grant holder prior to reimbursement, which is paid based on actual expenses submitted with appropriate documentation.

The grant cycle closes on April 4th, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Clean and Beautiful Resources:

Recording of January 24th Webinar:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Saba P. Ijadi
Keep New Mexico True Program Coordinator

491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico