SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has awarded $778,700 to 37 communities through the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant Program for FY21 to help local governments develop and sustain programs that curb litter, reduce blight, and support beautification, recycling, and education initiatives.

Recipients include municipal, county and tribal governments who pledge to Keep New Mexico True through environmental stewardship.

NMTD increased funding for the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program by roughly 20 percent for FY21 compared to FY20. The additional funds will allow local and tribal governments to create or enhance beautification, recycling and litter reduction initiatives.

“Our outdoor spaces are incredibly valuable outlets as people look for ways to recreate while social distancing," said Cabinet Secretary Jen Paul Schroer. “This grant program empowers communities and equips them with resources they need to Keep New Mexico True for residents and visitors alike."

Recipients of the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program for FY21:

Baahaali Chapter (Navajo Nation)

Bernalillo County 

City of Alamogordo

City of Albuquerque 

City of Anthony

City of Artesia

City of Bloomfield

City of Carlsbad

City of Clovis

City of Farmington 

City of Gallup

City of Hobbs

City of Las Cruces

City of Las Vegas

City of Portales

City of Rio Rancho 

City of Roswell

City of Santa Fe

City of Sunland Park 

City of Tucumcari

Chaves County

Curry County 

Doña Ana County

Lea County 

Los Alamos County

Luna County

Pueblo of Zuni

Taos County

Town of Mesilla 

Town of Silver City

Town of Springer

Town of Red River

Valencia County 

Village of Ruidoso

Village of Angel Fire

Village of Cimarron

Village of Hatch


A full list of all the awardees and amounts awarded can be found here.

In addition, NMTD teamed up with the Department of Transportation, Department of Game and Fish, and New Mexico State Parks for a Keep New Mexico True campaign to encourage residents to preserve the beauty and cleanliness of our public lands by eliminating litter. The campaign launched in June and will run through Labor Day.