New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Solid Waste Bureau

Grant Programs

 


Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Fund

Purpose

To protect the health and welfare of current and future residents of New Mexico by providing for the prevention and abatement of illegal dumpsites and promoting environmentally sound methods for reuse and recycling.

Funding

About $800,000 is available annually for:

  • Offsetting the cost of scrap tire collection and recycling
  • Abating illegal dumpsites
  • Establishing recycling facilities
  • Developing recycling infrastructure
  • Purchasing equipment for recycling and scrap tire management
  • Performing marketing regarding recycling and scrap tire management
  • Providing educational outreach regarding scrap tire management, recycling, and illegal dumping
  • Purchasing products produced by a recycling facility
  • Contracting with vendors to promote recycling

At least two-thirds of budgeted grant money in each fiscal year is allocated to scrap tire abatement and recycling programs, and one-third is allocated to abatement of illegal dumping and recycling of other solid wastes. Matching funds and in-kind contributions are not required but are encouraged.

Eligibility

Grants are only available for:

  • Municipalities
  • Counties
  • Solid waste authorities
  • Pueblos, tribes, and nations
  • Land grant communities
  • Cooperative associations (as defined in the Recycling and Illegal Dumping Act)

Ineligible entities are encouraged to partner with eligible entities.

Grant Period

Projects are funded on a fiscal year cycle, July 1 to June 30. Funded projects must be completed within the fiscal year.

To Apply

The FY22 RAID grant application period is now closed. Application forms are located here for future reference.

For FY21 Grantees

Quarterly reports and reimbursement requests for Q2 (Oct-Dec) are due no later than Jan 14, 2021. Please use FY21 RAID Grant Forms.

For More Information

Contact: Genevieve Morgan

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Solid Waste Facility Grant Fund

Purpose

To assist New Mexico solid waste facilities to implement projects that will help protect the health of the environment and residents of New Mexico now and for future generations. Funding for the Solid Waste Facility Grant is made available by revenues from penalties associated with Solid Waste Bureau enforcement actions. The grant program is authorized by the New Mexico Solid Waste Act, Section 74-9-40.C NMSA 1978, and Solid Waste Rules, 20.9.25 NMAC. The purpose of this grant is to enable development, engineering, construction, and operation of solid waste facilities and systems throughout the state.

Up to $100,000 will be available for the state fiscal year 2021-2022 grant cycle.

Prioritization of awards is based on criteria described in 20.9.25.10 NMAC.

Eligible Applicants

Only the following entities may apply for Solid Waste Facility Grant funding:

  • Counties
  • Municipalities
  • Solid waste authorities

Multiple eligible entities may submit a grant application jointly. Ineligible entities may partner with an eligible entity.

All applicants are required to meet the eligibility criteria listed in 20.9.25.9.B NMAC.

Eligible Expenses

Please contact the NMED Solid Waste Bureau to discuss how expenses associated with the proposed project may fit within eligible expenses. Eligible expenses are described in 20.9.25.9(C)(1) NMAC and include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning for the development of a regional solid waste disposal facility or for regional disposal services
  • Costs of engineering feasibility reports, contracted engineering design, inspection of construction, special engineering services which includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of operation and maintenance manuals
  • Contracted facility construction, operation or system operation

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Environmental monitoring wells (groundwater, methane)
  • Final closure design and certifications; purchase of materials for final cover
  • Traffic flow improvements at landfills, transfer stations, collection centers
  • Weather stations
  • Equipment purchases
  • Litter control mechanisms
  • Site surveys, engineering plans

Grant Period

Projects are funded on a fiscal year cycle, July 1 to June 30. Funded projects must be completed within the fiscal year.

To Apply

The FY22 Solid Waste Facility Grant Fund application period is now closed. Application forms are located here for future reference.

For More Information

Contact: Genevieve Morgan

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