New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board

Section 6-29-5 NMSA 1978:

adopt rules governing terms, conditions and priorities for providing financial assistance to tribes, including developing application and evaluation procedures and forms and qualifications for applicants and projects; provide financial assistance to tribes for qualified projects; authorize funding for qualified projects, including: (1) planning designing, constructing, improving, expanding or equipping water and wastewater facilities, major water systems, electrical power lines, communications infrastructures, roads, health infrastructure, emergency response facilities and infrastructure needed to encourage economic development; (2) developing engineering feasibility reports; (3) inspecting the construction of qualified projects; (4) providing special engineering services; (5) completing environmental assessments or archaeological clearances and other surveys; (6) acquiring land, easements or rights of way; and (7) paying the legal costs and fiscal agent fees associated with the development of qualified projects.

Source: Inventory of Statuatory Executive Boards and Commissions, Legislative Council Service 2010 Update

Past Board Meetings

Board Members

Voting Members:

  1. Kelly K. Zunie, Cabinet Secretary, Board Chair
    New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

  2. Debbie Romero, Designee
    New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration

  3. Jim Chiasson, Designee
    New Mexico Environment Department

  4. Zack Dillenback, Designee
    New Mexico Finance Authority

  5. Aiko Allen, Designee
    New Mexico Department of Health

  6. Perry Martinez
    Pueblo Representative

  7. Ervin Chavez
    Navajo Nation Representative

  8. Leon Reval
    Jicarilla Apache Representative

  9. Alvin Benally
    Mescalero Apache Representative

Non-Voting Members:

  1. Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Representative, Albuquerque Office

  2. Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Representative, Navajo Office

  3. Albuquerque Area Indian Health Services Representative

  4. Navajo Area Indian Health Services Representative

Updated: September 6, 2016