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Federal & State Relief Programs Available during COVID-19 Pandemic

Many members and businesses are struggling due to the shutdowns and closures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Government passed the CARES Act on March 27, that allows for direct economic aid to millions of struggling Americans and businesses. There are a multitude of organizations who can offer help during this uncertain time. With such an enormous amount of information to wade through, we thought it would be a good time to pass on a list of some of the resources we have been made aware of that could provide relief to some of those in need in our communities. 

Below are several links to documents listing programs and agencies offering assistance. OCEC is providing the information as a courtesy to members. Any questions/inquiries about the assistance available should be directed to the organization who oversees the specific program you are interested in.


Resources for COVID-19 Assistance - list provided by OCEC

Resource Guide - information provided by Otero County Economic Development Council, Inc.

The Grant Plant NM - link to website providing resources for NM non-profit organizations

Save Small Business Fund  Grant - application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 PM ET

BizSprint Accelerator Program - mentoring, coaching and micro-grants to be used for business development


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