Leaders say tribal education trust fund would be game changer
January 23, 2023
Education programs run by tribes in New Mexico rely in part on money from the state, but accessing those dollars makes it difficult to complete all of the work they envision.
Tribal leaders and advocates have long lobbied for a change. This year they want to make it happen.
Each year, tribes can apply for grants, and if their applications are approved, they must spend the money first and then submit documentation to the state for reimbursement.