PMN awards $500,000 for community projects

PMN awards $500,000 for community projects
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:51am

Organizations looking for new ways to vitalize their communities have a new opportunity available.

The PNM Fund of the PNM Resources Foundation has created a new grant program, PNM Power Up Grants.

The PNM Fund seeks innovative and creative proposals, which will improve the quality of life in New Mexican communities.

Nonprofit organizations can now apply for one of four $50,000 grants or one of twenty $15,000 grants.

The new program was made possible in part by $3.5 million in additional funding PNM Resources shareholders provided to the Foundation at the end of 2013.

The Power Up Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that propose the best projects for community and neighborhood revitalization, corridor, street or median improvements, green space creation, or creation of meaningful public spaces.

There are many areas across the state that can use some extra attention. Projects from parks to streetscapes will be considered.

“The possibilities are endless,” say Jennifer Scacco, PNM Community Relations Project manager. “With some vision and imagination, these projects can have a lasting impact on future generations.”

The grant application is now open, and the deadline to apply for the PNM Power Up Grants is May 31.

Applications and more detail will be available in early April at

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