Rio Grande Food Project works to connect guests to critical partner services and resources that address underlying causes of food insecurity and help maximize household budgets.
For over 9 years, RGFP has been the primary nonprofit administrator of the PNM Good Neighbor Fund, helping provide support for past-due electricity bills for residents statewide. To learn more about eligibility and requirements or to apply online, visit pnm.com/assistance. We also partner with PNM to administer Easy Savings Kits, mailed directly to your door and containing approximately $60 value in energy-saving lightbulbs, weather proofing, and more to lower utility usage and costs long-term. Each household can receive a kit once every five years. Click this link to sign up for a free Easy Savings kit, and select “Rio Grande Food Project” as the partner agency.
RGFP also partners with the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority to administer Water Assistance Fund grants for past-due water bills and assist qualifying households applying for the monthly Low-Income Credit Program. Income eligibility follows LIHEAP guidelines at 150% FPL and applicants must reside within the Albuquerque city limits. The Low-Income Credit program is currently only available to Albuquerque homeowners. To apply for water assistance through either program, send the most recent copy of your water bill, a valid phone number, proof of income (or proof of benefits in lieu of income), and ID for all adults in the household to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding a Water Assistance application, leave a voicemail for a call back at 505-967-8983.
Partners who address unemployment or underemployment, additional insurance benefit enrollment, federal aid program assistance such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), community health, and more are on-site on a rotating basis to assist clients. If you are a partner agency interested in connecting with the Community Hub, please email email@example.com.
To make an in-person bill assistance appointment for either electric or water, or for any questions about Community Hub services, please call 505-377-3271.