State of New Mexico > Environment Department > Solid Waste Bureau

Harold Runnels Building Room N2150
1190 St. Francis Drive - P.0. Box 5469 Santa Fe, 87502-5469
Phone: (505) 827-0197 Fax: (505) 827-2902

Grant and Loan Programs

Recycling and Illegal Dumping Fund Grants


Recycling and Illegal Dumping Fund grant applications for scrap tire management, illegal dumping abatement, and recycling projects are currently being accepted. Municipalities, counties, solid waste authorities, cooperative associations (as defined in the RAID Act), land grant communities, pueblos, tribes, and nations are eligible for funds totaling $800,000. Two-thirds will be awarded for scrap tire projects, and one-third will be awarded for other projects.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for significant projects that will expend substantial funding. NMED seeks to award fewer grants that will individually accomplish more than a multitude of smaller projects. However, applicants should not be discouraged from applying for smaller projects that are in need.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for the state fiscal year starting on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018. Although projects must be completed within this time period, multi-year projects designed with phases corresponding to these fiscal year grant cycles will receive special consideration.

This is a reimbursement grant program. The grantee must be able to incur the costs until NMED issues the reimbursement. Land grant communities that have no financial structure (checking account, fees, etc.) are encouraged to partner with the county in which they are located.

Grant recipients will be notified by April 7, 2017.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** Applications for the engineering, construction, or installation costs associated with tire bale projects, crumb rubber projects, or rubberized asphalt projects are not longer eligible for RAID grant funding. Grant funding can be used to bale tires or purchase crumb rubber. It cannot be used to purchase rubberized asphalt. Those wishing to apply for funding for rubberized asphalt projects can apply for the cost of the crumb rubber purchased directly from a tire recycling facility.

Contact Neal Denton, Recycling Program Coordinator, for assistance at (505) 827-2653 or

2017-2018 RAID Grant Application

RAID Grant Flyer

List of Awarded RAID Grants

Solid Waste Facility Grant Applications -- NOW CLOSED

The total pool of funding available for this grant opportunity is $100,000.  NMED, Solid Waste Bureau expects that in most cases a single grant award would not exceed $35,000, unless exceptional need is demonstrated and the applicant clearly shows how funding of a project will be protective of public health and the environment.

Grant applicants will be notified after grants applications are evaluated and rated.

If you have any questions, please contact Auralie Ashley-Marx at or by phone at 505-827-0197.

The Construction Programs Bureau oversees an additional funding program:


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