March 11, 2024

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 3/8/2024

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you.

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, Rural Roots Endowment, March 31, 2024 11:59 PM

Rural Roots Endowment provides grants and direct funds to New Mexico agricultural organizations that are focused on New Mexico youth organizations, protecting New Mexico agriculture, fighting hunger in New Mexico and continuing agricultural education in New Mexico. The endowment is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Southern Mexico and American AgCredit. Eligible applicants are New Mexico youth organizations, underserved populations of producers within New Mexico, direct producer supporters, protecting New Mexico agriculture, fighting hunger in New Mexico, New Mexico producer education, or Ag education in New Mexico.


New Mexico True, Tourism Event Growth and Sustainability Program (TEGS), April 16, 2024 5:00 pm MT

New Mexico True has the FY25 Tourism Event Growth and Sustainability Program (TEGS). This program can provide technical assistance, marketing, or sponsorship to tourism events throughout the state. Eligible events for support include those that drive out of state travel, drive in state travel resulting in overnight stays, and provide an experience aligned with the New Mexico True brand. Eligible applicants are those that partner with an eligible fiscal agent, have a program that has specific participation requirements, and events that participate in one part of the program per fiscal year. 

Three options for funding: 

  1. Accelerator – $5,000
  2. Cooperative Marketing – $10,000 (2:1 match required) 
  3. Sponsorship – $50,000


Native American Agriculture Fund’s (NAAF), FY24 General and Youth Application, May 1, 2024 11:59 pm CT

NAAF’s Trust Agreement guides the four broad subject areas that are at the heart of our work. The NAAF provides grants to organizations that work in business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services. Organizations should have a track record of successful accomplishments for one of the key focus areas. Applicants that combine several focus areas into one project are encouraged. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, educational organizations, community development financial institutions, state or federally recognized tribe. Unlike previous years, there is no letter of intent for FY24 application. Awards available $1 million total, $100,000 – 200,000 per focus area.  


US Department of Justice, FY24 Adult Treatment Court Program, May 2, 2024 8:59 pm ET

The overall goal of the Adult Treatment Court Program is to plan, implement, and enhance the operations of adult treatment courts. Eligible applicants include states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. There are three tiers to the solicitation and the number of awards are per each category: (1) planning and implementation – 9 awards expected, (2) enhancement – 33 awards expected, or (3) statewide – 3 awards expected. Awards are specific to the category or tier chosen: 

  • Planning & Implementation – $900,000
  • Enhancement – $1 Million
  • Statewide – $2.5 Million 


New Mexico, Energy, Minerals And Natural Resources Department Natural Heritage Conservation Act Program, May 6, 2024, 5 p.m. MDT

The Natural Heritage Conservation Act Program is accepting applications from state agencies, state educational institutions, a political subdivision of the state, an Indian tribe or pueblo, or for conservation projects within New Mexico. Conservation projects must be for conservation easement or agricultural easement. Awards available are up to $1.4 Million total. 


Department of Transportation, Innovative Finance and Asset Concessions Grant Program, May 10, 2024 11:59 pm ET

An initiative of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this grant is developed to assist public entities in facilitating and evaluating public-private partnerships and exploring opportunities for innovative financing and delivery for eligible transportation infrastructure projects. Infrastructure projects can include highway, transit, passenger rail, certain freight facilities, certain port projects, rural infrastructure projects, airports, and transit-oriented development projects. Eligible applicants can include assets that can be developed into enhanced assets. Awards have a total funding of $57 million and an award ceiling of $2 million. Additionally, no more than $4 million can be awarded to grantees in a single state. 

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