New Mexico Economic Development Department: Outdoor Recreation Business Accelerator GrantDeadline: April 30, 2021
The Outdoor Recreation Business Accelerator Grant invests in business accelerators that support both early stage as well as established outdoor recreation businesses to help them grow and thrive in New Mexico. The grants will be awarded to accelerators with a proven track record and well-developed plan to help individuals and companies improve their business plans, hire New Mexicans, and amplify the state’s reputation as a leader in the outdoor industry.
Grants will be awarded to the highest-scoring accelerators that emphasize improving businesses’ digital presences, job creation, and rural economic development. Applicants must articulate a clear strategy to reach and recruit outdoor-recreation-specific companies.
Amount: Awards range up to $20,000.
Eligibility: tribal governments; universities and colleges; school districts; land grants; acequia associations; municipalities; and counties.
Note that nonprofits and private businesses are not eligible to apply, but may partner with an eligible applicant.