In December 2022, Tribal Leaders across New Mexico convened with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and her education cabinet to discuss pressing issues pertaining to Indian education during the Semi-Annual Government-to-Government Indian Education Summit. During this convening, it was announced that there were actionable items that needed to be pushed through the 2023 legislative session, one of which was the need for technical assistance centers to assist in Indian education development, capacity building and general support.
Leading up to the 2023 legislative session, the New Mexico Higher Education Department led a multi- agency effort in partnership with legislative champions and sponsors to develop House Bill 280 (HB280) – Tribal Education Technical Assistance Centers. HB280 establishes two Tribal Education Technical Assistance Centers to work in partnership with Tribal governments, local education agencies, schools, early childhood programs, state agencies and more to improve Indian education and Native American student success from early childhood through higher education. In addition to building capacity for programs, capital outlay projects and expending funding. The centers shall be administratively attached to the New Mexico Higher Education Department, but Tribal education experts and academics shall lead this work.
Click Here to Download the Tribal Education Technical Assistance Centers RFP
Amendment No. 1
Pre-Proposal Conference Zoom Information, Scheduled Thursday, December 7, @ 10 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 836 4754 1158
For any questions, please email Nathan Moquino Nathan.Moquino@hed.nm.gov and Cecilia Roybal Cecilia.Roybal@hed.nm.gov