About the Colonias Program

The Colonias Infrastructure Act (ACT) was adopted in 2010 (laws 2010, Chapter 10, Section 1, effective July 1, 2011; codified at §§ 6-30-through 6-30-8, NMSA 1978, as may be amended from time to time, based on the legislative finding that colonias lack basic infrastructure for water and wastewater systems, solid waste disposal facilities, flood and drainage control, roads and housing infrastructure. The purpose of the Act is to ensure adequate financial resources for infrastructure development for colonia recognized communities, provide for the planning and development of infrastructure in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and develop infrastructure projects to improve quality of life and encourage economic development.

The purpose of the Act is to ensure adequate financial resources for infrastructure development for colonia recognized communities, provide for the planning and development of infrastructure in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and develop infrastructure projects to improve quality of life and encourage economic development.  Funding from the Colonias Infrastructure Fund is considered pursuant to the comprehensive Project Selection and Management Policies and the Colonias Infrastructure Board Rules. 

Colonias Infrastructure Board Members 2016                  

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