COVID-19 Business Help

PNM helps small business find the tools to navigate COVID-19.

We’re all in this together.

We don’t just keep the power on, we want to help you power on.

PNM is making it easier for small businesses to get federal, state, and local coronavirus financial help because we know small businesses are struggling.

PNM has partnered with the New Mexico Small Business Development Center to help small businesses sift through all the information out there and get the money small business needs to make it out of this tough time.

Apply for Paycheck Protection Plan by June 30.

New Mexico small businesses and nonprofits are eligible to receive a forgivable loan to cover payroll and business expenses through the Paycheck Protection Program.

The application deadline is Tuesday, June 30.

These funds can be used for many expenses and payroll through the end of 2020 and is forgiven if at least 60% of funds are used to cover payroll.

Ways to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program:

The application is at More background information is at

Federal aid


On Friday, April 24, the U.S. Government approved an additional $300 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program. Applications with the Small Business Administration reopened on Monday, April 27.

On Friday, March 27, the U.S. Government passed the most substantial rescue package in U.S. history with the $2.2 trillion, 880-page CARES Act. This Act offers direct economic aid to millions of struggling Americans and contains provisions for unemployment, small business assistance, health, and human services, relief funds to states, and more.

With so much information to wade through, we wanted to provide you and your communities with some information on the Act and provide some resources for businesses and communities. By no means is this information exhaustive. Please contact your local Small Business Administration (SBA) to learn more about which available programs may be right for you. Here are some useful links to get started. For more detailed information on applying for the Paycheck Protection Program, you can reference the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.

SBA Resources (Español): Details about programs, eligibility, and more at

For additional info, visit the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship to access the Small Business GUIDE to the CARES Act. For free and confidential business advice, visit SCORE to meet with a mentor online.

Other Federal COVID-19 Economic Information

For information about what the federal government is doing to aid families and businesses during the pandemic, please visit

Money and Taxes


Scams and Fraud

Benefits and Grants


Other Information

State Information

County Information:

New Mexico State’s Economic Recovery Council

All Together New Mexico Guide: COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers

State Economic Development Resources for Business:

State Workforce Solutions Resources for Business and Employees

COVID-19 Response Fund for Frontline Nonprofits

Federal Resources for Business

Help for Albuquerque, NM small business​

ABQ Community Foundation Emergency Action Fund (for nonprofits)

Santa Fe Community Foundation – Apply for the COVID-19 Response Fund

Micro-Business Relief Program (ABQ) - $5k grant to businesses with fewer than five employees

CNM – Job connection services for dislocated workers

New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (NMACI)

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce – surviving a pandemic/recession.

City of Albuquerque Business & Organization Resources Guide

CIty of Albuquerque helps local growers and food producers adapt during challenging times

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce - Access the #HispanoHelps Guide

New Mexico Business Owners Guide

Rio Rancho Regional Chamber Toolkit

State of New Mexico Jobs & Economy Resources

City of Albuquerque Free Wireless Internet Access

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Santa Fe County COVID-19 Plan

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San Miguel County COVID-19 Info

Last Updated April 28, 2020 12:51pm