New Mexico Makes Historic Investment in Tribal Communities

6 May 2019

SANTA FE -- New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo credited state lawmakers and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for a “historical investment” in tribal communities this year. The Indian Affairs Department has received $75 million in direct capital outlay funds and an additional $30.7 million will be invested in tribes through other state agencies such as the Departments of Transportation, Aging and Long-Term Services, and Education.

The $75 million will fund over 140 projects in tribal communities, including improvements to drinking water and sewer systems, renovating chapter houses and tribal buildings, and extending broadband services.

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