Food and agriculture industries are core components of New Mexico’s food system. This system’s strength is vital to any resident who cares about individual
health, viable rural and tribal communities, as well as regional economic stability. Our state’s food and agriculture systems benefit from many diverse
stakeholders who share a common goal: to support agriculture sectors with staying power in New Mexico. These stakeholders believe a strong food system
can serve the needs of all residents in our state – but only if it is truly resilient. ..
The New Mexico Economic Development Department will host the next FUNDIT meeting August 22nd to help local leaders identify funding for economic development
projects. New Mexico FUNDIT, is a streamlined approach to help communities identify funding opportunities in one centralized location by bringing local,
state and federal funding agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects. The state is calling on communities to submit project
proposals by August 11th for review during its upcoming meeting.
New Mexico FUNDIT is an informal group of funding agencies that meets regularly to review potential projects. Over 13 Federal and State entities are
represented in the group. Their goal is to improve the effectiveness of project review and support, while ensuring communities have the information
they need to obtain full funding for projects. ..
Posted On behalf of the New Mexico Environment Department Water Infrastructure Team
Awardees to be recognized at June “First Forum” ..
Now that the 2017 Legislative Session has concluded, and as of Friday the Governor has completed her signing deadline, New Mexico First is pleased to announce
that your voice for smart, bipartisan policy played an influential role in this year’s session. Our public policy organization promotes recommendations
developed by citizens during our town halls and forums. This year, New Mexico First supported or informed legislative efforts on economy, ethics reform,
water and education. ..
First Forum 2017 - Buy your tickets today! U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott headline the event and awards ceremony.
The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has posted the proposed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state education plan for public review and comment.
Feedback from over 600 New Mexicans from the fall 2016 ESSA community outreach series, convened by the PED in partnership with New Mexico First, played
a significant role in shaping the proposed plan. ..
The New Mexico First team has been busy in Santa Fe, with major advancement on three pieces of legislation and steady progress on several others. ..