2023 Request for Applications: Higher Education Initiatives

The State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Higher Education Department is funding key initiatives surrounding mental and behavioral health, nursing programs, faculty positions in key fields, and research initiatives. Attached are the following requests for applications (RFAs) and status:

College Food Security Initiatives at New Mexico Higher Education Institutions ($900,000)

Status: Opened July 12, 2023

Mental & Behavioral Health Initiatives at New Mexico's Higher Education Institutions  ($950,000)

Status: Opened July 13, 2023

Past Opportunities 
  • Student Food Security Initiative ($900,000)
    Status: Closed
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Initiative ($600,000; FY22)
    Status: Closed May 16, 2022
  • Nursing Expansion ($15,000,000; FY23-FY25)
    Status: Closed June 15, 2022
  • Higher Education Endowment Fund ($6,583,500; FY22 and FY23)
    Status: Opened May 2, 2022
  • Endowed Positions in Educator Preparation, Social Work, and Nursing ($130,000,000; FY23-FY25)
    Educator Preparation: $50 million
    Social Work: $50 million
    Nursing: $30 million 
    Status: Closed June 15, 2022
  • Extension: Endowed Positions in Social Work ($19,500,000; FY23)
    Status: Closed