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.
Notice of Funding Availability
This Notice announces the availability of an estimated $14.3 million in Senior Severance Tax Bond Funding to be made available to the Tribal Infrastructure Project Fund for allocation in the FY 2014 funding cycle. The Board will award grants to qualified projects submitted by a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe, or pueblo located wholly or partially in New Mexico or any of its governmental subdivisions. Each Indian nation, tribe or pueblo is limited to applying for one "planning" project, one "design" project, and one "construction" project (up to three applications) in a funding cycle. With the exclusion of Navajo Nation chapters located within New Mexico, a project application submitted by a governmental entity or subdivision of an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo will be considered as the one project application permitted within a particular project category.
DEADLINE: Tribal entities seeking to obtain consideration for TIF funding are required to submit a Tribal Project Interest Form (TPIF) at the Indian Affairs Department Tribal Infrastructure Portal (TIP), which can be accessed from the IAD website: www.iad.state.nm.us.
The deadline for the TPIF is Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. MT
Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:00 am
Porter Hall - Wendell Chino Building - 1st Floor
1220 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Board Business will include TIF Guideline revisions and approval of the 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
To establish quorum, please RSVP: Martina Garcia 505-476-1623 or Martina.Garcia1@state.nm.us
Board Members who will not be in attendance, please send a designee form. Official legal notice will be publicized in the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Gallup Independent. The agenda and minutes will be forthcoming.
August 9, 2013
Tribal Consultation on Executive Order
TIF Application Workshops
October 30, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.
November 1, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
November 5, 2013 10:00 a.m.
November 6, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.
To request additions or corrections to our website, please contact IAD at 476-1600.
- Strategic Plan
- Native American Tax Exemptions
- TIF Guidelines and Procedures
- TIF Participant Workbook
- State-Tribal Collaboration Act
- Economic Stimulus Information
- State-Tribal Policies