NM Assistance Programs

Rental Assistance?

The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Low Cost Internet Access

This page is for anyone interested in learning about free and low-cost internet offers. We encourage individual consumers looking for low-cost internet to use EveryoneOn or the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) page to find specific offers in your area. low cost internet access for households experiencing financial hardship due.

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. Assistance for safety issues and finding childcare is also available through this program by NM School Reentry Childcare Project. Learn about this program on the emergency childcare provider information page.

Additional Food Assistance
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:

Legal Assistance via NM Courts

Are you, or do you know, someone who needs legal assistance for civil matters? The Self-Help Guide at NMCourts.gov provides a comprehensive list of forms and resources. For Sandoval County, the Thirteenth Judical Disctrict Court also has a page on the site with resources offered :

Protection from Eviction
New Mexico courts ordered a pause on all evictions due to an inability to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic. This action protects renters from eviction during the virus outbreak period. Tenants will need to provide proof of their inability to pay. More information is available on the New Mexico Courts webpage.
Unemployment Support

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:

Applying for benefits? These resources may help:

$1200 Corona Virus Tax Relief

The IRS is providing economic relief payments for taxpayers affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). The IRS has already begun sending out checks. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. If you have not filed taxes for 2018 or 2019 you may still qualify to apply for the $1200 Corona Virus Tax Relief “Economic Impact Payment”

Tip: When entering your info on the IRS website use ALL CAPS, especially for your address. Their search function regards “123 Main St” and “123 MAIN ST” differently and seems to only find the latter.

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