COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Economic Development Project Funding and Application Assistance

Are you pursuing grant funding for an economic development project and need some assistance? We can help enhance your application or make sure your application is ready for review! Contact Augusta Meyers at ameyers@mrcog-nm.gov for assistance.

Technical Assistance

MRCOG staff are available to assist with:

  • Reviewing grant applications
  • Locating potential funding sources for projects
  • Facilitating and hosting virtual trainings
  1. Funding Opportunities
  2. Business Resources

Funding Opportunities

Community Navigator Program

To better reach small businesses, SBA is launching the Community Navigator Pilot Program that will strengthen outreach to underserved businesses by partnering with organizations with deep roots in their communities. This grant funding opportunity will be open to proposals from SBA resource partners, states, tribes, units of local governments, and other nonprofit organizations. Competitive grant awards will range from $1 million to $5 million for a two-year performance period. Applicants have until July 12, 2021, to submit their applications at grants.gov.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

This program offers grants to shuttered venues who have been impacted by the pandemic. 

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides aid for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Expanded and Improved Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) has increased eligibility and flexibility of the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund. This $500 million loan fund offers loans up to $150,000 at a current interest rate of 1.625%, terms up to ten years, no payments due the first year, interest-only payments due in the second and third year, and no penalty for paying off a loan in advance.