New Mexico Gov. Just Wrote Some Fat Checks – Here’s Who Got What
New Mexico just awarded $150 million in CARES act grants. Keep reading to see how much wound up going to El Paso's nearest New Mexico neighbors.
The state of New Mexico was awarded $150 million in CARES act grant money and yesterday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced how she plans to spend it. In an effort to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Mexico, the Governor told kob.com:
My administration will continue to deliver whatever resources we have and can make available to help our communities maintain essential services and respond to the public health emergency. Every applicant received funding. No one gets left behind.
Well, almost everyone ... Albuquerque and Bernalillo were left out because they are already receiving grant money directly from the federal government. True to her word though, every other applicant seems to have gotten some cash. Here is the rundown of what some of our immediate New Mexico neighbors got in grant money to local government:
- Alamogordo – $486,726
Anthony – $50,000
Carlsbad – $90,113
- Deming – $148,500
Elephant Butte – $50,000
Las Cruces – $7,104,802
Lordsburg – $16,894
Ruidoso – $2,787,792
Silver City – $489,375
Sunland Park – $77,656 (kob.com)
Grant money earmarked for small business assistance went to these nearby areas:
- Carlsbad – $1,151,798
Deming – $186,375
Las Cruces – $5,440,188
Lordsburg – $335,394
Ruidoso – $1,171,500
Silver City – $359,438 (kob.com)
That's not every applicant nor does that add up to the total amount of money allocated. For details on what the grant money is meant to be used for and the complete list of recipients and totals, click here.