2022 Request for Applications: Higher Education Initiatives

The State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Higher Education Department is funding key initiatives surrounding mental and behavioral health, nursing programs, faculty positions in key fields, and research initiatives. Attached are the following requests for applications (RFAs) and status:

Mental and Behavioral Health Initiative ($600,000; FY22)

Status: Opened April 11, 2022

Nursing Expansion ($15,000,000; FY23-FY25)

Status: Opened May 2, 2022

Higher Education Endowment Fund ($6,583,500; FY22 and FY23)

Status: Opened May 2, 2022

Endowed Positions in Educator Preparation, Social Work, and Nursing ($130,000,000; FY23-FY25)

Status: Opened May 4, 2022

  • Educator Preparation: $50 million
  • Social Work: $50 million
  • Nursing: $30 million 
Farm, Food and Hunger Initiative: Creating Food Secure Campuses ($600,000 - $800,000; FY23)

Status: To be posted before 5/15

Technology Enhancement Fund ($20,000,000; FY23-FY25)

Status: Drafting rules