Relief Funds

American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("Rescue Plan") is designed to fuel the nation's recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds allocated to New Mexico Arts via the National Endowment for the Arts ("Arts Endowment") in this historic legislation represent a significant commitment to the arts and recognition of the value of the arts and culture sector to the nation's economy and recovery.

New Mexico Arts will competitively award Rescue Plan funds to eligible organizations in New Mexico. The funds are intended to help support jobs in the arts sector, keep the doors open to arts organizations statewide, and assist the field in its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Mexico Arts intends to make awards that will impact a broad constituency. We encourage applications from eligible organizations including organizations that reach populations historically underserved by the arts due to ethnicity, economics, geography, or disability, etc.; organizations with small and medium-sized budgets; and organizations from rural and urban communities. We understand the financial needs of the field far outweigh available funds for the program and we anticipate making approximately 70 awards. Grants will not be awarded on a "first-come first-served basis."

NM ARP Funding Guidelines and Application

Please review the FY23 NM ARP guidelines and application for important eligibility criteria.

All NM ARP applicants - will use our FoundantGLM system to prepare and submit the NM ARP application. The application is now closed.

Returning grantees and applicants will use their existing log-on and password (If you have a question about your log on, please contact your New Mexico Arts program coordinator. Do NOT create a new account in the system.)

NM ARP Application Deadline

All New Mexico Arts FY23 NM ARP applications must be submitted online through our FoundantGLM online system no later than 5:00 pm MST Friday, April 29. 2022.

FY2023 NM ARP Invoices

All FY23 NM ARP invoices and final reports will be prepared and submitted through our online grants management system. To submit your invoices, please use the same account you used to submit your application. Please do NOT create a new account. Please access your account here. Online Application System Logon Page Link

When your FY23 NM ARP arts services contract is fully executed and a purchase order is approved, your organization's project director will be notified that FY23 NM ARP invoices are now available.

To report changes during the year:

For interim invoices:

For the final invoice and report:


FY2023 NM ARP Panelsits