New Mexico First is pleased to announce the release of the New Mexico Arts Focus Group Report: Fine Arts Education in Public Middle and High Schools. This report concludes the second of three phases initiated by
, a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs, to improve and expand arts education for public middle and high school students.
The focus group’s recommendations include:
Applications will be accepted for the MainStreet Accelerator Program, the Frontier Communities Initiative, and the New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts
Are you interested in New Mexico’s Water Future? Save the dates of December 13th-14th for an important town hall on the 2018 State Water Plan.
As many of you know, the state water plan sets the policy agenda for water use in New Mexico. This upcoming town hall deliberation provides the primary
opportunity for the public to develop policy priorities for the plan. The town hall will take place in Albuquerque. Registration will open by November
New Mexicans will come together in April 10-11 to develop smart, actionable recommendations on higher education policy. Registration will open in February
By Heather Balas, New Mexico First President and Executive Director ..
This is event is not organized by New Mexico First but is forwarded in support of the Clovis community.
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. ..