Congressionally Directed Spending Requests: Agriculture and Rural Development

Signed Disclosure Letter Available HERE.

PROJECTS REQUESTED

Project Name: Ben Archer Health Center Telemedicine

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Rural Utilities Service/Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans Program Account (DLT)

Project City/County: Hatch

Recipient: Ben Archer Health Center

Address: PO Box 370, Hatch, NM 87937

Amount Requested: $104,000

Project Description and Explanation: Funding for this project would expand Ben Archer Health Center’s delivery of telehealth education to underserved, uninsured, rural residents of southern New Mexico.


Project Name: Indigenous Farm Hub Regenerative Agriculture

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Natural Resources Conservation Service/Conservation Operations

Project City/County: Albuquerque

Recipient: One Generation - Indigenous Farm Hub

Address: 615 Main Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, 505-379-0022

Amount Requested: $100,000

Project Description and Explanation: Funding for this project will allow the Indigenous Farm Hub to expand its work on sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices at the new community training center, located in Corrales, New Mexico.


Project Name: New Mexico State University Initiative on Carbon Management and Soil Health in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Natural Resources Conservation Service/Conservation Operations

Project City/County: Las Cruces

Recipient: New Mexico State University

Address: MSC 3GRD, PO Box 3000

Amount Requested: $995,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would fund New Mexico State University’s Initiative on Carbon Management and Soil Health in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments. The initiative will stand up a proof-of-concept for carbon sequestration potential in arid and semi-arid croplands, rangelands, forests, and urban landscapes through demonstration projects at four NMSU Agricultural Science Centers located across the state, engage stakeholders through a carbon literacy program, and train graduate and undergraduate students, including Native Americans and other minority groups, in research and educational outreach activities.


Project Name: New Mexico Public Schools and Community Gardens Small Farmers & Ranchers Training Initiative

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Natural Resources Conservation Service/Conservation Operations

Project City/County: Bernalillo County

Recipient: New Mexico Chapter of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association

Address: The National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association; New Mexico Chapter PO Box 183

Jarales, NM 87023-0183

Amount Requested: $50,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project will provide education and agricultural training to aspiring small farmers and ranchers for adequate food security.


Project Name: New Mexico State and Tribal Libraries Distance Learning and Telemedicine

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Rural Utilities Service/Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans Program Account (DLT)

Project City/County: Santa Fe

Recipient: New Mexico State Library

Address: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Amount Requested: $919,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request will provide the New Mexico State Library funding for computer devices, software, and headsets to provide 65 rural New Mexico public and Tribal libraries access to synchronous online distance learning and telemedicine access.


Project Name: Ohkay Owingeh Outdoor Health and Education facility

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Rural Housing Service/Rural Community Facilities Program

Project City/County: Rio Arriba County

Recipient: Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo

Address: 220 PoPay Avenue, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

Amount Requested: $784,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would provide funding for construction of the planned Ohkay Owingeh Outdoor Health and Education Facility.


Project Name: Sunland Park Public Safety Complex

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Rural Housing Service/Rural Community Facilities Program

Project City/County: Sunland Park

Recipient: City of Sunland Park

Address: 950 McNutt Rd Sunland Park, NM 88063

Amount Requested: $950,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would provide funding for the studies, planning, and design of a Public Safety Complex to house Sunland Park's fire and police departments.


Project Name: Taos Community Foundation/ Not Forgotten Outreach (VetCorps)

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Rural Housing Service/Rural Community Facilities Program

Project City/County: Taos County

Recipient: Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc.

Address: Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. 461 Valverde Commons Drive Taos, NM 87571-4475

Amount Requested: $100,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project would provide agricultural training and mental health assistance for veterans, to promote healing through farming for challenges related to Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MTS), and suicidal ideation.


Project Name: Village of Questa, Fire Station

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration/Rural Housing Service/Rural Community Facilities Program

Project City/County: Questa

Recipient: Village of Questa

Address: PO Box 260, Questa, NM 87556-0260

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: This request would allow the Village of Questa to build a new fire station for increased fire responsiveness.