The City of Aztec has been awarded Small Business Continuity funding from the State of NM. The State of NM has made this grant available to qualifying small businesses who are headquartered in NM with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and have an annual revenue of $2 million or less prior to the impact of COVID-19.

The next application cycle will open on October 26, 2020 and will not close until November 30, 2020.

Proceeds from the grant must be spent on eligible Business continuity and/or Business redesign expenses. Business continuity grant funding may be spent on non-owner employee payroll, rent, scheduled mortgage payments, insurance, utilities, marketing and other fixed expenses related to the operation of the business. Business redesign grant funding may be spent on things like reconfiguring physical spaces to meet COVID guidelines, installing plexiglass barriers, purchasing web-conferencing or other technology to facilitate work-at-home, or PPE for employees.

Grantees will be required to submit receipts for expenditures to receive reimbursement under these grants. Expenses that have been or will be reimbursed under any other federal program are not eligible for reimbursement through the proceeds of this grant.

If funding is awarded, the business will take all practical steps to remain viable, solvent and in operation. The Business also attests that it has not taken any material steps to dissolve the business in 2020.

Qualified applicants may be awarded grants as follows:
• Up to 10 employees - $ 5,000
• Up to 50 employees - $10,000
Businesses with multiple locations will only be considered for one grant award and total employees and annual revenues for all locations must not exceed the thresholds defined above.

Three required documents for submital:
  • 1. Completed Application (➠ Business Continuity Grant Application Online)
  • 2. Current W-9
  • 3. 2019 4th Quarter State of NM Unemployment Report
  •       Sample NM Unemployment Report (PDF 123 KB)

    Following is an example of the Business Continuity Grant Agreement should your business be found to qualify:

  • Business Continuity Grant Agreement Example (PDF 131 KB)

  • All questions regarding this application should be sent to:

    Reimbursement Request Documents

  • EFT Authorization (PDF 158 KB)
  • Reimbursement Instructions (PDF 133 KB)
  • Reimbursement Request (Excel Spreadsheet 39 KB)