Programs and Pandemic Resources

Grant Opportunities from the New Mexico Foundation:

Native American Relief Fund

The New Mexico Foundation, in collaboration with local and national funding partners, nonprofits and government partners, launched the Native American Relief Fund to help get resources to the communities most in need. 

 

This fund will provide emergency grants to tribal communities and non-profit organizations to bring food, water, and other emergency supplies to some of the hardest-hit families and communities impacted by COVID-19 across the Navajo and Apache Nations, and Pueblos of New Mexico. 

 

Native American Relief Fund is pleased to offer a third round of funding. In this round, there will be $400,000 available to grant. Click here for the application.

 

Timeline

Application opens: January 20, 2021

GRANT DEADLINE: 5 pm, February 5, 2021

Grant awards announced: week of February 15, 2021

 

Vecino, Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund

The New Mexico Foundation is currently making emergency grants from our Vecino, Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund to non-profit organizations that support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will provide funding for food, water, and other emergency needs to some of the hardest hit areas. 

 

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for its second phase of Vecino grantmaking. If you are a nonprofit or tribal entity interested in applying for a grant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Vecino funds are expended.

The Santa Fe County Senior Program is working with the NM Departments of Health and Aging and Long-Term Care Services to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to seniors at senior centers, including the Ken and Patty Adam Senior Center in Eldorado.  

 

The County would like to determine how many seniors are interested in getting the vaccine at the senior center. If you are interested, please email  Esperanza Salazar emsalazar@santafecountynm.gov with your name, birthdate/age, email address and phone number as soon as possible.   She will provide updates  about the process.

 

Even if  you have registered for the vaccine with the Department of Health, please contact Esperanza with your contact information.
If you have questions about the vaccine contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 1-800-432-2080.
 

Legal Resources: Even when there isn't a pandemic, a lot of Civil Legal issues come up and we have questions and we don't always have the wherewithal to deal with them. The New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice has a number of resources that can help, including topics such as elder care. The New Mexico State Library has put together a guide to much of the information as well. If you need forms, try here.

Coronavirus Information and Assistance

 

The La Tienda Community Newsletter has weekly lists of resources to help yourself, others or both.

Internet Access Resources

To help make online learning equally accessible to all, many Internet Service Providers in New Mexico are offering free service and Wi-Fi hotspots during this public health crisis. A complete listing of providers and their current offers, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, is posted on the New Mexico Public Education Department coronavirus webpage. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has also begun compiling a multi-state listing of free and low-cost internet plans available to people during this outbreak.

For facts vs. fiction: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Local Business and Employee Support

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​Many of our programs are scheduled based on community interest. Use the form above to send us your ideas.

Call Us: (505) 466-7323  /   info@vglibrary.org   /  Mailing Address:

7 Avenida Vista Grande, B7-192 

Santa Fe, NM 87508-9199

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