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Newsletter December 2, 2020

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Small Business &
Non-Profit Grants

 

NEW GRANT PROGRAM!

December 3 at 12:30 pm

Webinar: Small Business CARES Relief Grant Program
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is hosting a webinar with the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) to inform small business owners about the new CARES Continuity Grant program.
 
The CARES Continuity Grant program offers $100 million in grant funding to New Mexico small businesses. This grant program was created by the State of New Mexico in the November Special Session, and will be administered through NMFA. Applications will open the week of December 7.
 Join THE a free webinar to learn more about how to apply, when to apply, who is eligible, and what’s needed for the application.
 
Information and the application for the CARES Continuity Grants will be available at the New Mexico Finance Authority website.
Schedule an appointment for assistance with your application by emailing the Santa Fe SBDC at [bot protected email address] or by calling 505-428-1343 Schedule an appointment for assistance with your application by emailing the Santa Fe SBDC at [bot protected email address] or by calling 505-428-1343 Article on topic
 
 
The Small Business & Non Profit Stabilization Grant for Town of Edgewood, Santa Fe City and County
To help small businesses and non-profits with a grant (not a loan) for up to $25,000 in reimbursable funds. There is a time limit on the funds, they must be expended before December 30, 2020. A total of 45 awards (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see participating organizations and businesses) have been made to small businesses and non-profits for a total of $664,076. At this time, we estimate approximately 80 applications in process. 
To manage the application process and expedite checks to businesses, the partnership  have brought on two organizations where businesses and non-profits can apply:
  1. Dream Spring, their website is: www.dreamspring.org/covid-19-resources
  2. North Central New Mexico Economic Development District: www.ncnmedd.com/santa-fe-grant-program
Please note: Businesses and non-profits should apply with only 1 organization. Submitting applications to both will cause delays. Applications and supporting documentation needed to apply for the grant are available in English and Spanish. The Partnership has also set up Q&A sessions every Tuesday in English and Thursday in Spanish. SBDC Counselor's are available [bot protected email address] to discuss specifics related to your business and help you with the application process. Schedule an appointment with SFSBDC by emailing us at [bot protected email address] or by calling 505-428-1343
New Mexico Small Business Continuity Grants 
List of communities (with contacts) that received grants
The Grant Plant Inc. COVID-19 Emergency Grants
NM Grant Makers Association
GrantStation Searchable Database of COVID-19 Related Grant Opportunities

Business Webinars

Dec. 11 at 12:30 pm - Tools to Help Your Business Flourish – Business Resources with special guests: WESST, SBDC NM.
 
Join the New Mexico Economic Development Department for Part 2 of a miniseries designed with business owners of color in mind and created for small business owners and folks interested in starting their own business.
 
Please share this invitation with someone you know who might be interested or would benefit from information about accessing resources. All of our webinars are free open to the public.
 
The workshop will provide you with invaluable information that puts the power back into your hands!
 
 Get More From Google My Business

Learn how to get 20-40% more free leads from Google Maps with only 1-2 hours of work and no technical experience! In this workshop, you'll learn:
 
  • How to set up your free Google My Business listing for your business if you don't have one yet
  • Why Google Maps is the easiest way to get free exposure online if you're a service-based business
  • 2 new features Google just rolled out that most business owners don't know exist and how to use them
  • How to build trust and rapport with your potential customer before they even call you (this makes the sales process much, much easier)
  • 5 easy to follow steps that will put your listing ahead of 96% of all other businesses on Google Maps
Guest Presenter: Avram Gonzales, Internet Marketing expert and owner of Digital Harvest

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2020
11:30 - 1pm
NO COST FOR THIS TRAINING REGISTER NOW >>
 
Effective Financial Tools for Small Business - CDFI's & CU's with special guests: Sandia Area Federal Credit Union, DreamSpring online now.

Art Industry

The SF Community Foundation has an Artist Medical Relief Fund https://santafeartistsmedicalfund.org/
 
Culture Connects CARES
https://www.santafenm.gov/projects
Series of digital learning workshops – register to participate in the webinars OR we will have them posted at a later date for people to view at their own pace
 
O’Keefe workshops “Business of Art” worked with Community Network and they have free online tools https://www.communitylearningnetwork.org/printable-training-toolkit-with-videos.html
 
 IFAM workshops recorded https://folkartmarket.org/artisteducation/

2020
Virtual Holiday Market
Artist List and Links Here

Outdoor Industry Grants

Fit for Life Foundation - FY21 Fit for Life Awards - Grants for Healthy Aging:
Every year, the Fit for Life Foundation awards grants of $100,000 each to three non-profit organizations or social enterprises that are pioneering projects to promote life-long fitness and health around the world.
 Learn More
 
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund - Small Grants Program:
 
The MBZ Species Conservation Fund will TEMPORARILY change the primary focus of its small grants for the next two rounds of grant giving. Grants will now be awarded to support the core operational costs of local, grassroots, and species conservation organizations that are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result face personnel or financial constraints in conducting species conservation work in 2021. The grant size will remain a maximum of $25,000, but the minimum grant size will be $15,000 for this period. Application deadline is February 28, 2021.
 Learn More
 
Royal Foundation - Earthshot Prize:
 
The Earthshot Prize aims to find new solutions that work on every level, have a positive effect on environmental change, and improve living standards globally, particularly for communities who are most at risk from climate change.
 
Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries – anyone whose evidence-based solutions makes a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots. Rolling deadline.
 Learn More
 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program:
 
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support.
 
The focus is on ecological improvements, including wetland, riparian, forest, and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation; community tree canopy enhancement; water quality monitoring; and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards, and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach, and implementation.
 
This program requires the establishment of partnerships of at least five organizations (nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, Indian tribes, and/or educational institutions). Grants are available nationwide, but additional funding is available for specific geographic priorities. Matching grants will range from $20,000 to $50,000, with an average of $35,000. The application deadline is January 28, 2021.
 Learn More

Community 

 
Native American Heritage Month 
 
November is designated as Native American Heritage Month, and in honor of the many diverse, distinct, and dynamic Indigenous communities, the Native American Heritage Committee at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has organized several virtual events in celebration of our ancestries for now and future generations.
For more information
 
Santa Fe Mutual Aid
A NETWORK OF SOLIDARITY, RESOURCE-SHARING, & NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR ORGANIZING DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND

The mutual aid network is a network of community volunteers working to support one another, friends, family, and neighbors to meet each other's basic survival needs at this critical time. It is a system of community to community support and organization for resource sharing, information dissemination, and resilience-building. The Santa Fe Mutual Aid Network is a grassroots-led effort with organizing and coordination support from Earth Care YUCCA/Poder Familiar, Red Nation, the Democratic Socialists of America - Santa Fe, and Fathers New Mexico. 

For more information
Santa Fe Connect

Are you a Community member affected by COVID-19? Need Food, Housing Transportation? ¿Eres un miembro de la comunidad afectado por la crisis COVID-19? ¿Estás buscando comida, vivienda, transporte u otra ayuda? CONNECT navigators can help you find services and resources in the community. Navegadores/Promotores del programa CONNECT, pueden ayudarte a encontrar servicios y recursos dentro de la comunidad. For more information see here.

CARES Act - Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program “ERMAP”

 The Santa Fe County Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program (“ERMAP”). ERMAP has been created to provide emergency housing assistance grants to qualifying households who: 1) reside in Santa Fe County; 2) have had an adult household member who has lost a job, been furloughed or had a reduction in working hours on or after March 1, 2020; 3) are currently behind on their rent or mortgage payments; and 4) currently have a gross monthly income that falls below 80% of the area median income for Santa Fe County for rental assistance and 100% of the area median income for Santa Fe County for mortgage assistance. For more information

For additional details or questions, please contact the Santa Fe County Housing Authority at (505) 992-3060

Emergency Housing 
People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Santa Fe are comprised of the chronically homeless, families experiencing temporary or reoccurring homeless, veterans, youth, and those with special needs (mental, physical disabilities, substance abuse, etc.). Because of this diversity of needs, the City of Santa Fe and its nonprofit and governmental partners employ a multiā€faceted approach to addressing homelessness. The ultimate goal is to help people obtain permanent housing, the services they need to maintain their housing situation and follow-up services.
https://www.santafenm.gov/shelteremergency_housing

City of Santa Fe Covid-19 Family Disaster Relief and Essential Worker Relief Funds

Somos un Pueblo Unido worked with the City of Santa Fe to dvelop a disaster relief fund for amilies inelgible for federal COVID-!9 eocnomic relief programs and unemployment benefits, as well as an emergency fund for workers impacted by workplace closures without access to unemployment or sick leave benefits. For more information, call (505) 920-6214 or email [bot protected email address]
Chainbreaker Collective Action for Evictions
Can't pay the rent? You can't be evicted. During the pandemic, there is a moratorium on evictions. That means some people are protected - are you? Do you know your rights? To take full advantage of eviction protections, tenants need to take the right steps to protect themselves. Questions? Call the Chainbreaker hotline (505) 577-5481

Immigrants who did not receive a stimulus check from the Federal government may be eligible for a $500 grant.  No repayment necessary.

Requirements for eligibility
  • Not eligible to receive CARES Recovery Rebate (coronavirus stimulus check) from the Federal government.
  • Earned less than $99,000, or total household income below $198,000, in 2019.
  • Experienced an income disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information and to pre-apply, go to www.missionassetfund.org/immigrant-families-grant/
Help paying Utility Bills

Recently, PNM announced the PNM COVID Customer Relief Fund along with HELP New Mexico, to help struggling customers cover most or all your past-due balance if you have been affected financially by COVID. Eligibility and application info is available at (https://www.pnmforwardtogether.com/ayuda-es)Recently, PNM announced the PNM COVID Customer Relief Fund along with HELP New Mexico, to help struggling customers cover most or all your past-due balance if you have been affected financially by COVID. Eligibility and application info is available at (https://www.pnmforwardtogether.com/ayuda-es)

Workers Affected by COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is assistance available to those who are not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits. Information and FAQs on the different types of benefits available and additional resources can be found on this page. Find video tutorials and more on the NMDWS YouTube channel. Click here for more information.

Insurance Superintendent Guarantees Free COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for New Mexicans

contact [bot protected email address] at 575-528-5197 (Office) or 575-649-0754 (Mobile) with your questions. For more information. Por favor presione el enlace de abajo para acceder a la traducción. Superintendente de Seguros Garantiza Pruebas y Tratamiento para COVID-19 Gratuitos para los Nuevomexicanos

Job Openings

New Mexico State Forestry Division - Natural and Working Lands Coordinator:
 
The Natural and Working Lands Coordinator position will coordinate forestry and agricultural policy, planning, projects and measures that advance five natural climate solutions with high carbon gain potential, including fire management, avoided grassland conversion, forest restocking, reforestation and urban reforestation.
 
The position will contribute to fulfillment of the mandate to pursue the directives of the Governor's Executive Order 2019-003 Climate Change and Waste Prevention (EO2019-003). This includes coordinating efforts to integrate climate mitigation and adaptation practices related to natural and working lands into state agency operations. This coordination will help (a) ensure the long-term sustainability and resilience of New Mexico's natural and working lands; (b) identify and prioritize natural and working lands strategies for reducing greenhouse gas levels; (c) reduce the vulnerability of natural resources and communities to climate risks; (d) promote long-term water security through water source protection; and (e) support state economic development and diversification through conservation and management of natural and working lands.
 
Apply Here... (Job Opening ID: 113668)
 
New Mexico Tourism Department - Tourism Development Director:
 
NMTD is seeking a Tourism Development Director who has a strategic vision to lead and manage the state’s tourism development program to erect or enhance tourism products that significantly contribute to the growth and sustainability of New Mexico’s tourism economy statewide. The position will manage capital projects, various grant programs, four state-owned visitor centers, and tribal and culturally focused initiatives for the purpose of developing successful tourism products that align with the New Mexico True brand.
 
This position provides a unique opportunity to guide public and private sectors in tourism development opportunities, build alliances with key businesses, industries, and community sectors, and lead a team through creative, technical, and interpersonal skills, with a high standard of quality, to work effectively with various public officials, staff, citizens, and others.
 
The Tourism Development Director reports to the Cabinet Secretary, represents the department in various high-level public capacities, and serves as a liaison to local, regional, and state economic development and planning organizations.
 Apply Here...
City of Santa Fe Job Openings
Position Department Opening Date Closing Date
GREEN BUILDING CODE SPECIALIST LAND USE 11/23/2020 12/3/2020
POLICE OFFICER LATERAL (POLICE OFFICER I, II, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER) POLICE 7/21/2020 12/31/2021
PIPEFITTER LEAD PUBLIC UTILITIES 10/26/2020 11/29/2020
FIELD OPERATOR LEAD PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/3/2020 12/3/2020
ESD COLLECTIONS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/25/2020 12/6/2020
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES/ ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/25/2020 12/6/2020
BDD MAINTENANCE PLANNER/SCHEDULER PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/25/2020 12/9/2020
FIELD OPERATOR BASIC PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/10/2020 12/10/2020
WWM COLLECTIONS MANAGER PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/10/2020 12/10/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/23/2020 12/23/2020
WASTE OPERATOR LEAD PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/23/2020 12/23/2020
WWM EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/23/2020 12/23/2020
WWM SHIFT SUPERVISOR PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/23/2020 12/23/2020
FIELD OPERATOR ENTRY PUBLIC UTILITIES 11/25/2020 12/27/2020
STREETS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR PUBLIC WORKS 11/25/2020 12/6/2020
CUSTODIAN PUBLIC WORKS 11/25/2020 12/13/2020
EQUIPMENT SERVICE WORKER PUBLIC WORKS 11/25/2020 12/13/2020
ENGINEER FOR PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING TRAFFIC SECTION PUBLIC WORKS 11/25/2020 12/27/2020
 
 
To view additional information regarding our current job announcements, please visit our new Job Opportunities Portal at  https://santafenm.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

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