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Help for Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Health Emergency

(last updated November 30, 2020)

The NMSBDC is here to help you navigate through these uncertain times, no matter where you are in your business cycle.  If you have some specific questions and need to speak to a Counselor or you are looking for live trainings on new Federal programs, we are here for you.  We are all in this together.

SBA Resource Partners

New Mexico COVID 19 Emergency Supply Sourcing and Manufacturing

This site is a collaborative between several federal, state, and local New Mexico entities intended to connect New Mexico medical providers with solutions and capabilities from across the State.  It is not intended to address individual medical needs.  If you are in need of immediate medical attention or help, please call 911 or refer to other communication avenues as publicized by local, State or Federal entities. 

NM Finance Authority

  • Small Business Recovery Loan Fund - Enacted by the New Mexico Legislature during the June 2020 Special Session and signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, this provides financial assistance to businesses that are experiencing financial hardship due to the public health order resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Essential Services Working Capital Program - Apply Now
  • The New Mexico Finance Authority was authorized to disperse grants to businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency orders.CARES Continuity Grant program - The guidelines and application are in the process of being created, NMFA anticipates the application will open in early December. Please send your name, business name and email address to CARES@nmfa.net so that they can send you information on the application, guidelines, and helpful tools for applying as soon as they are finalized. MORE...

NM Tourism Department

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NM Environment Department

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Restaurant Reopening Resources

New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation


CIty of Rio Rancho - Small Business Assistance Program

**The City will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2020.**

The City of Rio Rancho has developed an emergency relief package for small businesses and micro-enterprise businesses located within the City of Rio Rancho that are in jeopardy as a result of COVID-19 public safety measures. This program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development CDBG program. Assistance is in the form of a performance grant. In the event that conditions established in the grant agreement are not met, the grant then becomes a loan at zero percent interest. Based on unprecedented requirements for social distancing, businesses have seen a dramatic decline in revenue. 

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