SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico and nearly a dozen tribes in the state will share more than $660,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.
The funding is being awarded by the National Park Service to help communities protect historic places, traditions and cultures.
The grants require a 40 percent match from states, and 10 percent of state funding is passed through competitive subgrants to local governments. The tribal grants do not require a match.
The Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache and the pueblos of Laguna and Zuni each received more than $31,000, while several other tribes received less. More than $341,000 was awarded to the state.
In all, federal officials say the National Park Service has funneled $58 million in historic preservation funding to states and tribes this year.