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New Mexico Indian Affairs Department: Tribal Infrastructure Project Fund

Deadline: March 4, 2019

The Tribal Infrastructure Act (“Act”) recognizes that many of New Mexico’s tribal communities lack basic tribal infrastructure, including but not limited to water and wastewater systems, roads, and electrical power lines. The lack of such infrastructure results in poor social, health, and economic conditions in communities. The Act created the Tribal Infrastructure Fund, the Tribal Infrastructure Project Fund, and the Tribal Infrastructure Board (“Board”). The purpose of the Board is to evaluate project proposals and to award grants and loans to qualified projects. The Board is administratively attached to the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (“IAD”). The New Mexico Indian Affairs Committee holds legislative oversight over the Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF) program and the grants and loans made by the Board.

Amount: A total of $14,050,394 is available. The range of individual awards is not specified.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian nations, tribes, or pueblos located wholly or partially in New Mexico.

Link: http://www.iad.state.nm.us/tribalinfrastructurefund.html

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