Tier II projects should be “shovel-ready” meaning that you have completed Tier I or similar and can begin construction in the near future.
Please see the grant guidelines for a full list of eligible projects and costs as well as required documentation for a successful application.
Both tracks in this tier will fund a 5% match for the successful and sustainable implementation of the project. If you are not able to meet the 5% match, you may indicate so on your application. Applicants who can provide a greater than 5% match may be given preference.
Tier II A: Construct and Equip – Up to $500,000
Tier II, Track A: Construct and Equip is available to applicants who have completed Tier IA or similar and can produce back-up documentation attesting to the completion of the planning phase.
This track will focus on supporting projects that aim to build and construct new tourism infrastructure.
Tier IIB: Modernize and Renovate - Up to $500,000
Tier II, Track B: Modernize and Renovate is available to applicants who have completed Tier IA or similar and can produce back-up documentation attesting to the completion of the planning phase.
This track will focus on supporting projects that aim to upgrade, innovate and/or renovate existing tourism infrastructure.
What Will Make My Application Stronger?
It is highly encouraged that you put your tourism-infrastructure project on the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) under the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) of New Mexico.
Please visit the DFA website for more information about how to submit your tourism-infrastructure project to ICIP: https://www.nmdfa.state.nm.us/local-government/icip/
Projects on ICIP as well as tourism-infrastructure projects on our New Mexico Tourism Department Tourism Infrastructure Dashboard will be prioritized.