NM Assistance Programs

Senior Center Meals

The Jemez Valley Senior & Community Center is currently closed for events and lunch service inside, but is offering drive-up lunch service daily from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. They are also offering Home-Delivered-Meals to local seniors who do not want to go out of their house at this time.

For questions or to coordinate delivery please contact:

Stephanie Witt
Jemez Site Supervisor
Sandoval County Senior Program
8154 Highway 4
Jemez Pueblo NM 87024
Phone: 575-834-7630
Cell: 505-269-8875

JVPS Free Breakfasts & Lunches

Jemez Valley Schools will be delivering breakfasts and lunches to students’ bus stops between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. These Grab-and-Go meals will be given to students or parents at the bus stop so watch for those meal deliveries. It would be helpful if you would inform us if you’d like to opt out. To opt out, please leave that message on the cafeteria phone by calling 505-842-0902 ext 327 or 575-834-7391 ext 318.

Jemez Valley Public Schools

Childcare for Caregivers

New Mexico is offering several avenues of support for childcare during the coronavirus outbreak. New Mexico Caregiver Emergency Childcare Grants, made available through the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition, offer funding support for childcare to caregivers or home health care workers who have children between the ages of 0-12 in a child care setting. Grant amount is $100 and may be applied for up to three (3) times. More information and applications are available on the childcare grants webpage on the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition website.

The state is also providing opportunities for friends, families, and neighbors to become emergency child care providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn about this program on the emergency childcare provider information page on NewMexicoKids.org

Domestic Violence Support

Are you, or do you know, someone who has experienced domestic violence and are sheltering-in-pace with your abuser? Please reach out – set up a regular phone call/FaceTime with friends, neighbors, or family to establish a safety plan and know how to help if you make, or receive, a specific text/message/call. Keep the national hotline and this list of NM resources available:

Financial Help for Businesses
Through new funding made available to its partners by the New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation (NMSBIC), additional loans and lines of credit will be extended to businesses in New Mexico that have been impacted by COVID-19. Other benefits provided by this funding include education and access to capital. More information is provided on the New Mexico state web announcement. Note that support is made only through NMSBIC’s partners, so you should not contact NMSBIC directly. To find appropriate funding support for specific business needs, contact one of the organizations listed in the announcement.
Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who meet state eligibility requirements. Unemployment Insurance benefits are financed through employer payroll taxes; they are not deducted from employee paychecks.

The COVID-19 stimulus bill will expand Unemployment Insurance benefits, known as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), to include self-employed, independent contractors, and gig-economy workers.

Learn more:

Current COVID-19 Info

For up-to-date official information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Mexico, including preventive measures to take, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health website.


Additional Official Resources

COVID-19 Talks by Dr. Lindman

The Jemez Springs Public Library is hosting a series of weekly talks by Dr. Allison Lindman to share the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 “Coronavirus” outbreak. The presentations include information regarding the disease manifestation and transmission, and CDC guidelines for preventing transmission.

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Library Closure

Dear Library Patrons,

Jemez Springs Public Library is currently closed in response to the Coronavirus public health situation. An opening date has not been decided at this time.

Please know that we are constantly looking at ways to continue providing services to you while the library is closed. We will update this information as we make changes. Thank you for your patience through these challenging times for us all!


How Do I Use The Library Now

Update as of 3/24/2020:

  • Please continue to use and hold onto any library materials you have at home. We are currently not able to empty the return box and would rather you continue to enjoy the items. If you choose to share items with friends please quarantine the items before sharing (ie leave them untouched in a bag for at least a week).
  • Wi-Fi (no password) will remain on at the library for patrons to use from the parking lot.
  • Need a library card? You can get a library card for digital access if you have a local (anywhere in Jemez Valley area) address by applying online here.
  • Request for ebooks & audiobooks will be accepted and considered for purchase on our OverDrive system if available. Please know that new releases tend to be high priced but we will try and add high demand titles.
  • No new holds can be placed at this time. If you have an item on hold/reserve at the library it will be available when we open again.
  • No new Inter Library Loans at this time. Anything you have out may be returned to the book drop, or returned after we open again.
  • Community Bookshelves supplied by library volunteers exist at the San Ysidro Post Office, Amanda’s Store, and the Community Center when they are open. A “free” box will be restocked periodically on the ramp in front of the library. Again – please share safely and do not return items to the box without quarantining them for at least a week.