Congressionally Directed Spending Requests FY23: Commerce, Justice, and Science

Signed Disclosure Letter Available HERE.

PROJECTS REQUESTED

Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: Albuquerque Police Department

Amount Requested: $480,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Albuquerque Police Department will purchase the technology tools needed to improve the speed and efficacy of criminal investigations.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: Albuquerque Police Department

Amount Requested: $860,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Albuquerque Police Department will purchase two updated Cell Site Simulators (CSS), a tool used to locate and assist in apprehending violent criminals.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: All Faiths Children's Advocacy Center

Amount Requested: $250,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Children’s Safehouse will provide age-appropriate forensic interviews for children 2-18 years of age and developmentally disabled adults who have been the alleged victim of sexual or physical abuse, or who have witnessed a violent crime, and family advocates will work closely with the alleged victim’s guardian to ensure that they are provided resources and follow-up care, such as medical attention, and therapy.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: Southwest Women's Law Center

Amount Requested: $60,000

Project Description and Explanation: Southwest Women’s Law Center will provide legal support for Native American women survivors of domestic violence who reside in one of the 19 Pueblos in New Mexico.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: County of Bernalillo 

Amount Requested: $412,000

Project Description and Explanation: Bernalillo County’s Behavioral Health Services Department will continue its diversion program for nonviolent, drug-related offenders.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Amount Requested: $240,000

Project Description and Explanation: Bernalillo County will provide case management for defendants who have been placed on probation or the Competency Court Docket, including linking the defendants with critical resources.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: DWI Resource Center Inc

Amount Requested: $800,000

Project Description and Explanation: The New Mexico Victims’ Rights Project will provide legal services to victims of crime statewide in state, federal, and tribal courts.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change

Amount Requested: $100,000

Project Description and Explanation: In partnership with local shelters and nonprofits, the KWH Law Center will provide full legal representation to survivors of family and intimate partner abuse in Bernalillo County.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: All Faiths Children's Advocacy Center

Amount Requested: $179,000

Project Description and Explanation: The All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center will provide children and their families the critical support needed to heal from trauma through services such as Therapy and Case Management.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: City of Albuquerque 

Amount Requested: $2,050,000

Project Description and Explanation: The City of Albuquerque will scale up the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) and bolster its new Albuquerque Community Safety (ACS) Department.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: Albuquerque Police Department

Amount Requested: $1,200,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Albuquerque Police Department will provide two specialized Mobile Training Centers for its officers to train for real-life situations using adaptive video scenarios.


Project City/County: Aztec, NM

Recipient: Aztec Police 

Amount Requested: $68,000

Project Description and Explanation: The City of Aztec will purchase two virtual reality training simulators for the Aztec Police Department.


Project City/County: Curry County, NM

Recipient: Curry County

Amount Requested: $270,000

Project Description and Explanation: Curry County will purchase two virtual reality training simulators for the Curry County Sheriff's Office and the Adult Detention Center.


Project City/County: Farmington, NM

Recipient: San Juan Criminal Justice Training Authority

Amount Requested: $65,000

Project Description and Explanation: The San Juan County Criminal Justice Training Authority, a satellite law enforcement academy located in Farmington, will upgrade its turning targets for training purposes.


Project City/County: Farmington, NM

Recipient: 11th Judicial District Attorney's Office

Amount Requested: $146,000

Project Description and Explanation: The 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will hire and retain qualified social worker/victim advocates to assist victims of crime in San Juan County.


Project City/County: Jemez Pueblo, NM 

Recipient: Jemez Pueblo Police Department

Amount Requested: $147,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Jemez Pueblo Police Department will purchase critical equipment needs, including in-vehicle cameras.


Project City/County: Las Cruces, NM

Recipient: Las Cruces Police Department

Amount Requested: $450,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Las Cruces Police Department will purchase camera trailers, drones, automatic license plate readers, and auto-activated car and body cameras to improve public safety and accountability.


Project City/County: Las Cruces, NM

Recipient: City of Las Cruces

Amount Requested: $485,000

Project Description and Explanation: Project LIGHT (Lessen the Incidence of Grief, Harm and Trauma) will provide a team of trauma-informed responders and providers to deploy to the field to provide care and navigation services to those experiencing a crisis and/or a behavioral health emergency.


Project City/County: Las Cruces, NM

Recipient: City of Las Cruces

Amount Requested: $1,750,000

Project Description and Explanation: City of Las Cruces will provide updated equipment for the Las Cruces Police Department Regional Critical Response Team to respond to emergency incidents throughout southern New Mexico.


Project City/County: Las Cruces, NM

Recipient: Third Judicial District Attorney's Office

Amount Requested: $300,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office of New Mexico will create a three-person team to focus prosecution efforts on interstate and international border crime.


Project City/County: Luna County, NM

Recipient: Luna County

Amount Requested: $600,000

Project Description and Explanation: Luna County will replace its outdated Computer-Aided Dispatch system.


Project City/County: Raton, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Amount Requested: $600,000

Project Description and Explanation: ew Mexico State Police will purchase and install power generators for District facilities 8, 9, 10, and Sub-District 2 in Raton, NM.


Project City/County: Roswell, NM

Recipient: City of Roswell

Amount Requested: $200,000

Project Description and Explanation: The City of Roswell will purchase and equip a mobile command post unit for the Roswell Police Department.


Project City/County: Santa Fe, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Department of Public Safety 

Amount Requested: $411,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Forensic Laboratory will purchase gas chromatograph - infrared detector (GC-IRD) instruments.


Project City/County: Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces 

Recipient: New Mexico Department of Public Safety

Amount Requested: $350,000

Project Description and Explanation: The New Mexico Department of Public Safety will four purchase virtual reality police training simulators to train officers on how to handle real-life situations in the field.


Project City/County: Socorro, NM

Recipient: University of New Mexico

Amount Requested: $983,000

Project Description and Explanation: The University of New Mexico will expand the Long Wavelength Array project by purchasing equipment to refresh the station electronics in the three New Mexico stations.


Project City/County: Socorro, NM

Recipient: Associated Universities, Inc.

Amount Requested: $10,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: Associated Universities Inc. will upgrade, enhance, expand, and repurpose an existing building at the Very Large Array to transform it into the Next Generation Learning Center.


Project City/County: Taos, NM

Recipient: Taos Community Foundation

Amount Requested: $113,000

Project Description and Explanation: Taos LEAD (Let Everyone Advance with Dignity) would provide one year of diversion programing, including intensive case management for low-level, nonviolent crimes associated with substance use disorder (SUD).


Project City/County: Tatum, NM

Recipient: Tatum Police Department

Amount Requested: $44,000

Project Description and Explanation: Tatum Police Department will update its communications network.