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2019 Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF)

Grants to New Mexico Indian Nations, Tribes, and
Pueblos for the Development of Community Infrastructure

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State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD)

Deadline Date:

03/04/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to New Mexico Indian nations, pueblos, and tribes to support the development of basic community infrastructure, such as roads, electrical power lines, and wastewater or water systems. The purpose of this program is to address the poor health, economic, and social conditions affecting communities lacking sufficient infrastructure.

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GrantWatch ID#: 183087

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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. The Board’s alteration of this cap must be made at a Board meeting no later than the second quarter of each calendar year.

Term of Contract:

- The Grantee must obligate 5% of the Adjusted Appropriation within six (6) months of acceptance of the grant agreement and must have expended no less than 85% of the Adjusted Appropriation amount six (6) months prior to the reversion date.
- All design and construction projects must be completed within thirty-six (36) months from the date of the execution of the IGA.
- 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 IAD will open the portal for tribal user access on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM. The portal will remain open for TIFA submissions for 31 days, until Monday, March 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

In accordance with the TIF Guidelines, once the TIF portal closes, the TIF Review Committee (TRC) will review and select the highest-ranking proposals and invite tribes to present those proposals for approval before the Board at a formal Board meeting.

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

-TIF Portal open: February 2, 2019 at 8:00 am
-TIF Portal closes, all applications final: March 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm
-TRC review, score, and prioritize projects: March 6, 2019 – April 12, 2019
-Tribes with top ranking projects are notified to attend a TIF Board meeting to present their project: May 2019
-TIF Board meets and votes to certify project awards to the State Board of Finance: May 2019
-Tribal entities notified and SOWs and budgets requested: June 2019
-EO Compliance process: June 2019
-IGAs drafted and sent out to Grantees for signature: June/July 2019

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, Tribal Infrastructure Fund Administrator

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