SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) is setting a new standard for how it supports beautification and litter reduction efforts of New Mexico communities for fiscal year 2024.

NMTD is setting a new record for program participants and allocated funds for its Clean and Beautiful Grant Program in FY24 with a total of 59 entities set to receive $906,958 in grant funding. Prior to FY24, the record for awarded grant funds through this program came in FY23 when NMTD awarded $790,801 to 45 entities. Rural communities are set to receive roughly 75% of all grant funding for FY24.

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.

“New Mexicans are incredibly passionate about putting in the work to make New Mexico a better place, and the Clean and Beautiful Program continues to serve as a way for communities to channel that passion into community service and beautification,” said Acting Tourism Secretary Lancing Adams. “With record participation, it’s clear there is a demand to support these types of opportunities. We’re committed to doing all we can to help communities make New Mexico more pleasant for residents and visitors alike.”

“The New Mexico Tourism Department’s Clean and Beautiful Grant Program has been vital in the success of so many Keep Roswell beautiful projects and programs,” said City of Roswell Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Kathy Lay. “It has funded murals, cleanup supplies, thousands of planted trees throughout the city, empowerment programs for hundreds of local youth and much more. We are truly thankful for the continued support provided through this amazing grant program.”

Through this program, communities have used funds to enhance public space and support local wildlife and the ecosystem, among other projects. Some examples of community projects supported by the Clean and Beautiful Grant Program in FY24 include:

  • Creation of a pollinator garden at the community center in Angel Fire.
  • Support of the annual Pecos River waste clean-up Riverblitz in Carlsbad.
  • Construction of a rain garden adjacent to the Santa Fe River on Camino Carlos Real in Santa Fe built by students and volunteers.
  • Completion of a water tank mural at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

Recipients of the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program for FY24:

Clean and Beautiful Grant Program

Fiscal Year 2024

by grant recipient

Entity Name

Grant Award Amount

City of Alamogordo


City of Albuquerque


City of Anthony


City of Artesia


City of Belen


City of Bloomfield


City of Carlsbad


City of Clovis


City of Deming


City of Farmington


City of Gallup


City of Grants


City of Hobbs


City of Las Cruces


City of Lordsburg


City of Lovington


City of Portales


City of Rio Rancho


City of Roswell


City of Santa Fe


City of Socorro


City of Sunland Park


City of Truth or Consequences


City of Tucumcari


County of Bernalillo


County of Chaves


County of Curry


County of Doña Ana


County of Luna


County of Mora


County of Roosevelt


County of San Juan


County of Sierra


County of Socorro


County of Valencia


Pueblo of Acoma


Pueblo of Pojoaque


Town of Bernalillo


Town of Carrizozo


Town of Hagerman


Town of Mesilla


Town of Mountainair


Town of Red River


Town of Silver City


Town of Springer


Village of Angel Fire


Village of Cimmaron


Village of Eagle Nest


Village of Encino


Village of Folsom


Village of Maxwell


Village of Milan


Village of Mosquero


Village of Questa


Village of Roy


Village of Ruidoso


Village of San Jon


Village of Santa Clara


Village of Tijeras





Clean and Beautiful Grant Program

Fiscal Year 2024

by program initiative

Program Initiative

Grant Award Amount

End Littering


Reduce Waste


Beautify Communities


Empower Youth


Increase Program Capacity