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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in New Mexico, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Resources website.

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Description of Program and Relief

Local Food Supply Chain Response Fund Grants

The Local Food Supply Chain Response Fund is set up to address gaps in and disruptions to the local food supply chain in New Mexico. The purpose of the Fund is to provide resources to farmers, ranchers, and other actors in the local food supply/value chain in response to production and market disruptions brought on by COVID-19. There are two types of funding available through the fund: individual producer grants or collaborative grants. Individual grants are for New Mexico based individual farmers and ranchers from farm or ranch operations. Funding for individual grants range from $500 to $2500. Collaborative grants are for nonprofits and federally recognized tribes operating in New Mexico. Funding for collaborative grants can range from $2,500 to $15,000 and can be for up to 6 months with the possibility of extension depending on the state of COVID-19. Funds will be provided as unrestricted operating funds.

Government or Lead Agency

New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association

Dates Available

Applications are available starting on April 20, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

For individual producer grants, applicants must be a farmer or rancher in New Mexico.

For collaborative grants the applying organization must be operating in New Mexico and either hold 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS or be a federally recognized tribe. Organizations may only submit one application to the fund at a time.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A.

Contact for More Information

Questions regarding the Fund can be directed to Sarah Grant via email at sarahg@farmersmarketnm.org or by phone at 505-983-4010 extension 2.

List of Additional Information

Application information can be found here.


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