NM Capacity Building Grant

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The New Mexico Capacity Building Grant application can be found by clicking on the link below. Applications for the grant open on Friday, September 9th, 2022, at 8:00 AM, and the deadline to apply is Friday, September 23, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Funds will be distributed on a direct distribution basis and must be used by June 30, 2023.  All contracts awarded under this Invitation to Submit Project Applications will terminate on June 30, 2023. 

Application for NM Capacity Building Grant

NM Capacity Building Grant Webinar

Thursday, September 8, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Click here to register for the webinar. *The webinar will be recorded.

Press Release

The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration Local Government Division (LGD) is pleased to announce the New Mexico Capacity Building Grant funding opportunity to provide resources to local and tribal governments to secure grant professionals.  

Gov. Lujan Grisham approved $1.5 million this year to secure grant managers or grant writers to seek funding for local governments, councils of governments, or tribal governments.  

NM Capacity Building Grant Guidance & Information:

Capacity Building Grant Webinar 09.08.2022 Open Link

NM Capacity Building Contact Information


Shanna Sassar Rural & Frontier Equity Ombudsman 505-470-2750

NM Capacity Building Grant Security Email: capacity.grant@dfa.nm.gov