SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has awarded $790,801 to 45 communities through the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant Program for fiscal year 2023.

The Clean and Beautiful Grant Program funds projects and initiatives that contribute to the following goals and objectives: end littering, reduce waste, beautify communities, empower youth and increase program capacity.

“It’s incredibly important for us at the Tourism Department to support local communities with the resources they need to protect and enhance our shared spaces and public lands,” Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said. “The Clean and Beautiful Grant Program really empowers local stakeholders to pursue and complete projects that intersect between community service, litter reduction and placemaking.”

Through this program, communities have used funds to enhance public space and support local wildlife and the ecosystem, among other projects. Some recent examples of community projects supported by the Clean and Beautiful Grant Program include:

  • A community mural at the Roswell Museum that acknowledges the natural landscape and the aura of mystery of the region.
  • A parklet in Silver City, bringing a much-needed public space to the town’s arts and culture district.
  • A tree seedling drive-thru giveaway in Rio Rancho to encourage residents to help build the city’s urban canopy.
  • A cleanup event in Las Cruces where youth groups gathered to clean and beautify ponds, parks, trails and other sites throughout the city.

Recipients of the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program for FY23:

New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Recipients

Fiscal Year 2023

Acoma Pueblo


Bernalillo County


Chaves County


City of Alamogordo


City of Albuquerque


City of Anthony


City of Artesia


City of Bayard


City of Bloomfield


City of Carlsbad


City of Clovis


City of Farmington


City of Gallup


City of Grants


City of Hobbs


City of Las Cruces


City of Las Vegas


City of Lovington


City of Portales


City of Rio Rancho


City of Roswell


City of Santa Fe


City of Sunland Park


City of Truth or Consequences


City of Tucumcari


Curry County


Doña Ana County


Los Alamos County


Luna County


Roosevelt County


Valencia County


Town of Bernalillo


Town of Mesilla


Town of Mountainair


Town of Red River


Town of Silver City


Town of Springer


Village of Angel Fire


Village of Cimarron


Village of Eagle Nest


Village of Maxwell


Village of Milan


Village of Roy


Village of Ruidoso


Zuni Pueblo


More information about the program is available at