Tucumcari MainStreet receives seed grant


May 20, 2020

The Tucumcari MainStreet program was one of 12 New Mexico communities that recently received seed grants and matching funds to spur local COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

Tucumcari MainStreet received $3,000 from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance and McCune Foundation, plus $1,500 in matching funds from Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association, Citizens Bank and FNB New Mexico.

Tucumcari MainStreet will provide $500 micro-grants to eligible MainStreet businesses, said its executive director, Connie Loveland.

Recipients also will receive tailored training, technical assistance or marketing support to make their businesses more sustainable for the long term.

Anyone wishing to donate to the local fund can call Tucumcari MainStreet at (575) 461-3701 or email [email protected] .

The Resilient Communities Fund is the alliance’s flagship program and provides support to locally driven economic revitalization activities in New Mexico’s rural and underserved communities.

The alliance has awarded more than $300,000 in small grants since 2014. Investments have been matched by nearly $1 million in cash or in-kind contributions and technical assistance from the state’s MainStreet program.

Other cities that recently received Resilient Communities Fund grants are Alamogordo, Barelas, Clovis, Gallup, Laguna Pueblo, Lovington, Raton, Silver City, Truth or Consequences, Zuni Pueblo and the Historic Bridge MainStreet program in the South Valley area of Albuquerque.


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