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The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2023 (FY23) grants titled “College Food Security Initiatives at New Mexico’s Higher Education Institutions.” The purpose of this program is to address food security and will prioritize initiatives that address students having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food at New Mexico’s public colleges and universities. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities in building essential capacity and infrastructure to create or support efforts that address issues of food security for students, promote wellness, and help outreach to vulnerable people who may experience hunger on a daily basis on their campuses and in their communities. Innovation in addressing food security needs, moving from emergency meals to reliable food options on campus, will be prioritized.
A total of $900,000 will be awarded. There are two types of grants:
Please submit completed applications via email to Joel Zimmerer, Executive Administrative Coordinator, at Joel.Zimmerer@state.nm.us.
For any questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Trujillo, Deputy Secretary, at Patricia.Trujillo@state.nm.us or (505) 476-8400.
The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) will select awardees based on the following:
September 15, 2022 to June 15, 2023
When submitting your application, please combine all relevant items into one PDF and save the file as “ACRONYMofyourschool/org.FoodSecurity.08.22”.