APPROVED BY Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments Board of Directors on February 18, 2010.
COG Board Meeting
The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments receives funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help develop, support, and monitor projects that serve to drive economic development in Region V.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The scope of work for SWNMCOG is:
Establish and maintain a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The process includes an Economic Development Plan and procedures for monitoring its implementation. The Economic Development Plan is valid for up to five years.
Coordinate economic development planning with other economic development entities such as chambers of commerce, business associations, local and state government economic development departments and EDA-funded entities.
Notify the Southwestern Regional Office of any plant closures or significant downsizing, disaster designations, base realignments or closures, or any other sudden and severe economic dislocation within the district.
Provide staff support to develop and monitor projects that will increase economic opportunities within the district. Priority should be placed on EDA grant applications.
Provide technical assistance as appropriate to member agencies regarding topics such as industrial parks, land use regulations, bond elections, district committees, economic development programs, business development and local governments.
Submit Performance Measures Reports annually by completing the GPRA Data Collection Form (ED-916).
EDA provides funding to the Council of Governments and relies upon us to be their "eyes and ears" on the ground in southwestern New Mexico. They look to see that any proposals are seen by the Council of Governments and EDA staff seeks our input on those proposals. We look forward to collaborating with local governments and assisting in putting the best possible application forward.
Important Dates for FY 2012
March 9 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2012 June 8 for funding cycle 4 of FY 2012 September 14 for funding cycle 1 for FY 2013