The New Mexico Clean & Beautiful (NMCB) grant was awarded to Curry County in the amount of $13,319.68 to implement litter control and beautification projects within Curry County. This award was made available through the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD). This program distributes funds to programs throughout the state who are making the effort to keep New Mexico a clean and beautiful place to live, so citizens can work and play comfortably.
The NMCB grant will help Curry County accomplish this mission by using the funds to plant grass at the Curry County Road Department, plant trees at the Curry County Fairgrounds, install trash cans, a recycle bin, a water bottle refill station, and a dog waste station at the 8th & Main Street parking lot, and facilitate litter clean-up events. This funding will also pay for Curry County to once again become a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate.
In the long-term, the City hopes these projects will impact Curry County residents and community stakeholders and be an example for others to take action and make their own improvements. For additional information about the NMCB grant program, please contact Curry County Administration at (575) 763-6016.