April 1, 2020 Carlos Arreola

New Mexico caregivers and care workers are needed now more than ever to care for our state’s elderly and persons with disabilities. Caregivers of young children are especially hard hit because schools are closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Consequently, many caregivers NOW have the additional economic burden of meeting the cost of child care. 

To assist with this unexpected hardship, New Mexico Caregivers Coalition is offering immediate Caregiver Emergency Child Care Grants to New Mexico’s caregivers and home care workers who have a young child/children (aged 0-12) in child care settings. 

Eligibility for Caregiver Emergency Child Care Grants:

  • Person who works as a home care worker and has young child/children (0-12) in child care settings.
  • Applications must be accompanied by proof of payment for child care service(s) such as copy of receipt dated March 9, 2020 or later from the provider.
  • Child care providers recognized under emergency NM Public Health Order(s) may apply.
  • Grant amount is $100. Applicant may apply up to three (3) times, once each month beginning March 20, 2020. New application must be submitted each month.*
  • Applications may be submitted via fax to (505) 393-5101, email to or mailed to P.O. Box 297, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Download application here 

*If you applied for a grant in March, you are eligible to apply again in April.


Thanks to National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), New Mexico Caregivers Coalition (NMCC) is pre-qualifying our members for individual financial GRANTS. 

The Coronavirus Care Fund will grant immediate financial aid to a home care worker, nanny, housecleaner or other frontline healthcare worker who is member of our organization. Caregivers–home care workers, personal care attendants, home health aides, nursing attendants, community health workers/representatives (CHWs and CHRs) or family caregivers who have previously attended a formal training of NMCC are eligible to apply.

Trainings that qualify the caregiver include ”Customized Training for Caregivers, “Health and Safety for Caregivers” or “Leadership Development for Caregivers.”

To learn if you qualify for a $400 GRANT, first check your eligibility with NMCC. Then, receive from us a unique one-time code which you will use to complete your grant request.

Both NMCC and NDWA’s GRANT applications are very simple and clear.

Only ONE application per person. Only caregivers who have previously attended one or more of our trainings are eligible to apply.

Your first step is to pre-qualify to obtain a one-time code as an eligible member of NMCC by clicking here.

We will get through this together, New Mexico Caregivers!

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