June 18, 2020 - The Bernalillo County Arts Board is seeking qualified artists and artist teams interested in creating public art for the Tiny Home Village, now under construction in southeast Albuquerque.
Artists residing in New Mexico are invited to apply and must demonstrate: an understanding of Bernalillo County; sensitivity towards the population of the Tiny Home Village and the surrounding community; and experience with community engagement.
The Tiny Home Village will provide a holistic housing intervention for people experiencing homelessness, prioritizing safe and dignified housing within a supported single-site community setting.
The Tiny Home Village is a collaborative project between Bernalillo County, the Albuquerque Indian Center and the City of Albuquerque and is located on the property of the Albuquerque Indian Center, 105 Texas St. SE.
The artwork will be located in the visitor parking area of the facility. Artists are encouraged to include a community outreach process in the design and implementation of the art. The established budget is $43,000. The project will be participatory and will engage the surrounding community and village residents.
June 17, 2020 -
Bernalillo County’s Department of Behavioral Health Services [DBHS] is excited to announce, five of their programs are being nationally recognized by the National Association of Counties. The five achievement awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
The following programs will be honored:
- Supportive Aftercare Program: Community Reintegration/ Parks & Recreation Category *Best in Category*
- Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion [LEAD] Program/ Criminal Justice & Public Safety Category
- Narcan/ Naloxone Harm Reduction Program/ Health Category
- Needle Mapping/ Information Technology
- Youth Transitional Living Services/ Children & Youth
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.
June 16, 2020 - Bernalillo County is providing emergency financial support through the Bernalillo County CARES small business grant for qualified small businesses to assist with costs associated with business interruption caused by required closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Through this program, the county will offer one-time grants up to $10,000 to qualifying small businesses and nonprofits to cover costs such as employee wages, vendor bills, and rent. Five million is allotted for this fund, which is available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.
For a business to qualify, it must have a physical establishment located within Bernalillo County and have one-50 full-time employees, or equivalent part-time employees. Additionally, businesses and organizations must not have received more than $3 million in taxable receipts per annum. Priority will be given to businesses and organizations that did not receive funds from the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), or small business assistance funds from the State of New Mexico or the City of Albuquerque. Reimbursement is not required for grant recipients.
The application process will open on June 22, and close on June 29.
Regardless of whether a business is eligible for this program, it may still qualify for other existing assistance programs.