Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Fellow New Mexicans,
This is a very difficult time for New Mexico and the nation. My heart goes out to all those in New Mexico and across the country who are grappling with the health and economic pain caused by this pandemic. My top priority in Congress is making sure New Mexicans have the resources they need to stay healthy and to stay financially afloat. In close communication with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, state, local and Tribal leaders, I will continue to fight for the resources that New Mexico needs to weather this crisis and rebuild our communities and stabilize our economy.
I also want to extend my deep gratitude to the countless health care professionals, volunteers and state and local officials who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and are saving lives every day. In the weeks ahead, we must all do everything we can to support the efforts of the brave doctors, nurses and community health care workers who are putting their lives on the line to protect all New Mexicans. I encourage all New Mexicans to follow the advice of state, Tribal and federal health officials to stay safe and healthy. We will get through this crisis together.
Senator Tom Udall
Resources For New Mexicans
- The CARES Act provide immediate and badly-needed relief to New Mexicans, including direct payments of $1,200 to individual New Mexicans, $2,400 for married couples and $500 per child.
- Information on the CARES Act of 2020 Direct Payments and Unemployment Insurance for New Mexicans.
- In the CARES Act, we included relief critical to Tribal communities that are on the front lines of this global pandemic – communities that are among the most at risk in our nation
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- Our 150,000 small businesses in New Mexico are the heart of our economy. They are understandably worried not just about the health and safety of their employees but also their ability to keep their doors open and lights on. I'm glad the Senate came together to provide substantial funding that will help New Mexico's small businesses and non-profits stay afloat and support their workers during this turbulent time.
- Resource links:
- Information on the CARES Act of 2020 Small Business and Non-profit Relief
- Information on Streamlined Applications for CARES Act Small Business and Non-profit Relief
- The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- Information for Small Business Owners and Nonprofits on Community Development Financial Institutions in New Mexico
- The CARES Act contains a "Marshall Plan" for America's hospital system and resources for frontline health care workers. We must ensure hospitals and health care workers on the front lines of this pandemic have the resources they need, like masks, ventilators, gloves, and more funding to handle this crisis. Their work is heroic, and we need to give them all the support we can.
- Resource links:
- Information on the CARES Act of 2020 $150 Billion “Marshall Plan” for American’s Healthcare: Explained
- New Mexico Delegation Announces at Least $170 Million for State’s Frontline Health Care Providers in First Wave of COVID-19 Relief Funding
- NM Delegation Hails Over $56 Million from CARES Act for State’s Frontline Health Care Providers
- NM Delegation Hails $114 Million to 160 Rural Health Care Providers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- State governments like New Mexico that are leading the COVID-19 response will get major support from a $150 billion coronavirus expenditures fund. The state of New Mexico, including local governments, will be eligible for up to $1.25 billion to reimburse for costs stemming from the pandemic. New Mexico will also receive funding from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
- Resource links:
- NM Delegation Hails $23 Million in Grants to Connect Over 2,200 Homes in Rural New Mexico to Broadband Internet
- NM Delegation Announces Over $84 million in CARES Act Grants For NM Colleges and Universities and Students That Have Been Affected By The Coronavirus Pandemic
- NM Delegation Announces Over $674,000 in Transportation Grants to Tribes in New Mexico as Part of Emergency Coronavirus Funding Package - LEARN MORE
- NM Delegation Announces Over $133 Million in Grants for State Transportation Networks from Emergency Coronavirus Response Package - LEARN MORE
- New Mexico Delegation Announces Over $16.7 Million in Housing Grants to New Mexico Communities from Emergency Coronavirus Funding - LEARN MORE
- New Mexico Delegation Announces $1.17 Million for 16 Local Community Health Centers on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic Response in New Mexico - LEARN MORE
- Udall, Heinrich Highlight $250 Million in Federal Medicaid Funding for New Mexico Included in Families First Coronavirus Response Act - LEARN MORE
- NM Delegation Announces over $6 Million from Recent Emergency Coronavirus Bill Going to New Mexico Public Health Organizations in Support of COVID-19 Response- LEARN MORE
- Senator Tom Udall’s Legislative Actions to Address the Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19
- For more information on the latest news on Coronavirus response from Senator Udall, click here.