Congressionally Directed Spending Requests FY23: Financial Services and General Government

Signed Disclosure Letter Available HERE.

PROJECTS REQUESTED

Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: National Hispanic Cultural Center

Amount Requested: $500,000

Project Description and Explanation: The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will digitize photographs, objects, recordings, and document archives in the History and Literary Arts program for upload to their website so that they will be accessible to a national audience.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: WESST

Amount Requested: $80,000

Project Description and Explanation: WESST would expand The Money Learning LabTM (MLL) by hiring an additional Project Manager.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: University of New Mexico

Amount Requested: $500,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Native Oral Histories Archiving Project is a one-year archival project that will provide New Mexico Pueblo Indian tribes the opportunity to collect and archive oral retellings from Native language speakers recounting experiences of growing up and accounts of everyday life in their respective Pueblos.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: $300,000

Amount Requested: Three Sisters Kitchen

Project Description and Explanation: The Three Sister's Kitchen's Manufactured Food Business Training Program will support hands-on training and technical assistance for low-income aspiring food business entrepreneurs as they develop and launch new manufactured food businesses in Bernalillo County.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: Albuquerque Museum

Amount Requested: $175,000

Project Description and Explanation: Albuquerque Museum would continue its efforts to properly photograph, catalog, and make accessible their permanent collection through an online website called e-Museum.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: WESST

Amount Requested: $78,000

Project Description and Explanation: WESST will hire a Statewide Director for their craft entrepreneurship initiatives.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: National Museum of Nuclear Science and History 

Amount Requested: $430,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Manhattan Project Education & Archives Preservation Project will ensure that the largest online archive of resources on the Manhattan Project is preserved and accessible for the foreseeable future.


Project City/County: Albuquerque, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Department of Tourism 

Amount Requested: $500,000

Project Description and Explanation: The New Mexico Travel Trade Coop Program will provide technical assistance to tourism small businesses and entrepreneurs to create, grow, and market their products services.


Project City/County: Bernalillo County, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Minority Business Development Center

Amount Requested: $200,000

Project Description and Explanation: The New Mexico Minority Business Development Center will expand its training, assistance, and coaching for Minority Business Enterprises.


Project City/County: Bernalillo County, NM

Recipient: North Fourth Art Center

Amount Requested: $135,000

Project Description and Explanation: The North Fourth Art Center’s New Mexico Creative Economy Development (NMCED) project will improve the economic outcomes and output of artist-entrepreneurs and small businesses in central New Mexico by providing local artists and arts businesses the space and equipment to create work, hands-on professional training to learn and hone skills, and opportunities to center their work in the community and New Mexico’s expanding film industry.


Project City/County: Doña Ana, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Border Authority

Amount Requested: $10,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would provide funds for the environmental impact statement (EIS) and the design project phases for the modernization of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry (POE).


Project City/County: Española, NM

Recipient: Northern New Mexico College

Amount Requested: $150,000

Project Description and Explanation: Northern New Mexico College will preserve and archive its historical records located on the El Rito campus to ensure longevity of New Mexican historical documents dating back to 1909.


Project City/County: Hobbs, NM

Recipient: WESST

Amount Requested: $233,000

Project Description and Explanation: WESST would hire a bilingual business trainer in Hobbs, NM to serve the population of Lea County.


Project City/County: Las Cruces, NM

Recipient: New Mexico State University

Amount Requested: $350,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Agriculture Venture Center is a business accelerator that will provide resources and connections for entrepreneurs seeking to launch or expand agriculture/food-based ventures at the New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center.


Project City/County: Santa Fe, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Small Business Development Center

Amount Requested: $58,000

Project Description and Explanation: 

The New Mexico Small Business Development Center will provide entrepreneurship training for incarcerated individuals in New Mexico.


Project City/County: Santa Fe, NM

Recipient: New Mexico Small Business Development Center

Amount Requested: $125,000

Project Description and Explanation: The New Mexico Small Business Development Center will provide training and outreach to Native American artisan micro and small businesses, particularly for operating in an e-commerce environment.


Project City/County: Taos, NM

Recipient: Taos Alive

Amount Requested: $86,000

Project Description and Explanation: Taos Alive and other coalition members will host a series of events engaging the community in order to simultaneously provide access to local Substance Misuse prevention and additional supportive services while also providing a lively, entertaining, and joyful environment.