New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

What We Do

Since 2003 the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) has implemented groundbreaking state-tribal policies intended to improve the quality of life for the state's Indian citizens. IAD's policy initiatives are designed to strengthen tribal and state relations and address the challenges we face in our communities; challenges such as economic development, infrastructure improvement, the protection of our cultures and languages, health care accessibility, and educational opportunities for our most precious resource, our children.

On our website, you will learn more about the wonderful work IAD is doing for New Mexico and for the Indian citizens of our great state. As the first and only cabinet level state Indian affairs department in the nation, we continue to set the standard for what is possible when state and tribal governments work together to address mutual concerns in respectful and positive dialogue between sovereign governments.

IAD Announcements

2015 Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Project Awards

The Tribal Infrastructure Board has released the listing of awardees for the 2015 Tribal Infrastructure Fund, the listing can be found at the following link: 2015 TIF Award Listing

2016 Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Programs Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

On behalf of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) Cabinet Secretary Kelly Zunie.  IAD is pleased to announce the availability of funds for Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Programs.  Provided is the attachment for the 2016 Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Programs Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  This Notice announces the availability of an estimated $249,300 grant funding available to support tobacco cessation and prevention programs in New Mexico Native American communities.  Tribes and tribal-serving organizations may submit a grant proposal up to $40,000. The Department will not make grant awards in excess of $40,000. Should your Nation, Tribe, Pueblo or Native-serving organization wish to be considered for one of these grants, IAD invites you to complete the required proposal including proposed budget per the instructions in the NOFA no later than 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday, May 29, 2015.

The FY2016 TCPP NOFA can be found at the following link: FY2016 TCPP NOFA
The FY2016 TCPP NOFA – Attachment A – Proposal Form, can be found at the following link: FY 2016 TCPP NOOFA Proposal Form

General Announcements

New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps

Calendar Year 2016/Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Hard copy Applications must be received no later than 4 p. m., MDT, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Any resulting offers based on this Request for Proposals (RFP) are valid until August 1, 2016.

Application Instructions: RFP FY17-Calendar Year 2016 Final.pdf

RFP Website:

To request additions or corrections to our website, please contact IAD at 476-1600.

Taos Pow Wow 2010 State Tribal Leaders Summit Pecos National Monument Breaking Ground IAD Public Relations Photo