News Release

Aug. 7, 2013
PNM Invites Nonprofits to Apply for and Learn About Reduce Your Use Grants

Albuquerque: Up to $250,000 is available to qualifying nonprofits between now and Sept. 9 through PNM's Reduce Your Use Grants. Nonprofit organizations who are also PNM customers can apply online for a Reduce Your Use Grant of up to $5,000 to bring life to their energy-saving projects.

The grants, provided by the PNM Fund of the PNM Resources Foundation, help nonprofits reduce their energy bills and allow them to focus more funds into their mission-based programs. Funds from the grants may be used for a variety of projects, including energy-saving upgrades for buildings, equipment or appliances upgrades, or other projects that help conserve valuable resources.

A few of the 2012 recipients included A Child's Garden School, which used a grant to build a shade structure on the exterior of the building; the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe upgraded several showroom incandescent bulbs to LED lights; and Ben Archer Health Center in Deming, which purchased an energy-efficient condensing unit and electric air handlers.

Webinar and In-Person Training Offered Next Week

Next week, PNM will offer a free webinar and in-person training to help potential applicants understand what the grants cover, how to apply, and how a grant can be used with PNM energy efficiency programs to help maximize funds. Webinar and in-person training require registration.

Webinar: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

Registration: email Jaci Bertrand at jaci.bertrand (at)

In-person workshop: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Noon - 1 p.m. MT (lunch provided)

PNM Headquarters, 414 Silver Ave. SW, Albuquerque 87102

Registration: email Jaci Bertrand at jaci.bertrand (at)

Online application

Applications for PNM Reduce Your Use Grants are due Sept. 9 and can be completed online at

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit