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FY 2017 Tribal Infrastructure Project Fund

Grants to New Mexico Indian Nations, Tribes,
and Pueblos to Improve Infrastructure

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New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD)

Deadline Date:

07/17/17 5:00 PM MST


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Grants to New Mexico federally recognized Indian nations, pueblos, and tribes to improve the infrastructure of tribal communities, such as roads, wastewater systems, water systems, and electrical power lines. The purpose of this program is to support infrastructure projects to enhance the health, social, and economic conditions of qualifying tribal communities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181810

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Each tribe may apply for up to 15% of the total annual TIF allocation for a project. The Board reserves the right to alter this cap based on fund availability.

Term of Contract:

The Board has set forth terms and conditions that apply to all tribes applying for project funding:

1. Tribes awarded TIF funding shall obligate at least 5% of the bond proceeds for the project within 6 months of the date of bond sale.

2. Tribes awarded TIF funding shall obligate at least 85% of the bond proceeds within 3 years of the date of bond sale

3. All projects, except for projects delineated within an application as planning projects, must be completed within thirty-six (36) months from the date of the execution of the IGA.

4. All projects delineated in the application as “planning projects” must be completed within twenty-four (24) months of the date of execution of the IGA.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Board will award grants to qualified projects submitted by federally recognized Indian nations, tribes, or pueblos located wholly or partially in New Mexico in accordance with Guidelines and Procedures adopted by the Board in November 2016.

Pre-Application Information:

The TIF Application Portal (TAP) is open to receive applications from 8:00 AM on Friday, June 16th, 2017 until 5:00 PM (MST) on Monday, July 17th, 2017.

Tribes awarded TIF funding are to attend TIF trainings required by IAD.

The following is a tentative schedule, subject to change:
-State Board of Finance Bond Sale: June, 2017
-TIF Portal open: June 16, 2017 at 8:00 am
-TIF Portal closes, all applications final: July 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm
-TRC review, score, and prioritize projects: July 18, 2017 – September 1, 2017
-Tribes with top ranking projects are notified to attend a TIF Board meeting to present their project: Early September, 2017
-TIF Board meets and votes to certify project awards to the State Board of Finance: Mid-late September, 2017
-Tribal entities notified and SOWs and budgets requested: Early-mid October, 2017
-EO Compliance process: October 2017
-IGAs drafted and sent out to Grantees for signature: October-November, 2017

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Lawrence John, Infrastructure Coordinator

New Mexico Indian Affairs Department
1220 S. St. Francis Drive, 2nd Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico