We, at the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD), are excited to announce the FY20 Clean & Beautiful Partners. Overall, local governments throughout New Mexico are set to leverage nearly $650,000 to develop and sustain programs that curb litter, reduce blight, and support beautification, recycling, and education initiatives.
“We’re incredibly grateful for all of our forests, trails, public lands, parks and open spaces here in New Mexico, and we take great pride in preserving those resources,” said Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Paul Schroer. “The New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program encourages communities to take pride in their outdoor resources and empowers those communities to lead beautification efforts in their own backyard.”
NMTD awarded a total of $646,399 to 38 local governments for the FY20 grant cycle. NMTD awarded funding for the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful program to communities that demonstrate devotion to environmental stewardship and keeping New Mexico True.
In FY18, the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful program produced an estimated 4.3 million pounds of recycled materials, collected close to 2.5 million pounds of waste, and cleaned an estimated 476 acres of parks, public lands and open spaces.
“The New Mexico Tourism Department is committed to growing tourism in a responsible and sustainable way,” Secretary Schroer said. “This program affords the opportunity to work with communities to ensure our outdoor spaces are clean and beautiful for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Recipients of the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful grant program for FY20:
City of Alamogordo
City of Albuquerque
City of Anthony
City of Artesia
Bernalillo County
Village of Bosque Farms
City of Carlsbad
Chaves County
Cibola County
Village of Cimarron
City of Clovis
Curry County
Dona Ana County
Village of Eagle Nest
Town of Elida
City of Espanola
City of Farmington
City of Gallup
Village of Jemez Springs
City of Las Cruces
Los Alamos County
Luna County
Village of Maxwell
Town of Mesilla
City of Portales
City of Rio Rancho
Roosevelt County
City of Roswell
Village of Ruidoso
Village of Santa Clara
City of Santa Fe
Sierra County
City of Sunland Park
City of Truth or Consequences
Taos County
City of Tucumcari
Valencia County
Pueblo of Zia