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MainStreet gets grant


Last updated 5/11/2021 at 4:05pm

Clovis MainStreet was one of 10 recipients of Resilient Community Fund grants for community and economic development projects, according to a New Mexico MainStreet release.

The grants are between $2,500 and $5,000 and require a match. In-kind services can be used, but at least half of the match must be in cash.

Awarded projects “have a clear and stated impact for new, innovative, or ongoing efforts to mediate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or economic recovery efforts,” stated New Mexico MainStreet in a news release last week.

The Clovis award, according to the release, is outdoor sidewalk restaurant seating.

Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Lisa Pellegrino-Spear told The News she has not yet been informed of the specific grant amount or its parameters.

“A portion of the grant will also be for temporary pop-up installations to help encourage future projects as well as downtown activation,” Pellegrino-Spear said. “By creating a more welcoming outdoor appearance for our community ,our entire district will become more deisrable for pedestrians and visiting patrons.”

The New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, in partnership with New Mexico MainStreet and the McCune Charitable Foundation, awarded the grants.

Other awards went to MainStreet organizations in Barelas, Belen, Tucumcari, Deming-Luna County, Farmington, Harding County, Santa Rosa and Silver City. The Mora Creative Council also received a grant.

The alliance has awarded more than $350,000 in small grants since 2014. Investments have been matched locally by more than $1 million in cash or in-kind contributions and New Mexico Main Street’s professional technical assistance.


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