The North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) is the regional Council of Governments for local governments in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Los Alamos, and Sandoval counties. Established in 1967, NCNMEDD assists local governments with community and economic development projects and initiatives. We serve as the conduit for U.S. Economic Development Administration funding and manage the Northern Pueblos and North East Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs). NCNMEDD also oversees the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging (AAA), which administers senior services for the entire state of New Mexico outside of Bernalillo County.

Public Meetings

New Mexico Cares Board Meeting

 NCNMEDD Executive Committee Meeting

NCNMEDD Executive Committee Meeting


November 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm


Zoom Meeting/Video-conference


November 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm or immediately following NM Cares


Zoom Meeting/Video-conference

When: December 17, 2021

Where: Video conference/Zoom Meeting

What: Agenda Pending

Agenda Pending

Opportunities at NCNMEDD

To combat difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic our office has compiled a list of resources available to community members, governments, and small business owners.

EDA Announces Notice of Funding for New Programs


The U.S. Economic Development Administration recently came out with several anticipated Notice of Funding Opportunities. The programs are designed to “build back better” by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

This American Rescue Plan funding will enable “EDA to provide larger, more transformational investments across the nation while utilizing its greatest strengths, including flexible funding to support community-led economic development.” With an emphasis on equity, these EDA investments are meant to directly benefit previously underserved. 

Below you will find a matrix of the grants that apply to our region, compiled by our Community Development Planner, Alison Turner, and the Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for each grant. Please keep mind that because most of these are new programs, we will continue to gather additional information and participate in available trainings in order to provide support as your respective communities consider applicable projects for such funding. If you have a project in mind, or questions about the programs, please reach out to our staff for an appointment.

Contact Christopher Madrid (505) 920-9257

NCNMEDD Working Now Loan Program

Working Now loans are available to help small businesses affected by the pandemic with expenses like payroll, rent, inventory, marketing, ecommerce development, personal protective equipment and small capital improvements.

Our maximum loan amount has been increased to $25,000. The Working Now loan process is simple and straightforward. Our office is here to help you every step of the way.

For more information or to submit an application, click below or contact Christopher Madrid at (505) 920-9257 or by email at .


Thank you to everyone who participated in the NCNMEDD Small Business Basics series. Find more information about the series and our ongoing efforts to support the business community below:


Para información sobre el programa de Básicos para Empresas Pequeñas en español, por favor visite aqui:

By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of the NCNMEDD. Compliance with requests to inspect public records is an integral part of the routine duties of the officers and employees of the NCNMEDD.  The NM Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to government records.


Please find the following information: