New Mexico has launched a new Federal funding dashboard that allows users to track and analyze statewide and community projects and services funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

“It is incumbent on government at all levels to make sure that every penny of this historic funding is spent on projects that transform New Mexico communities and improve the quality of life for those who live here,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

“This is a tool to illustrate the magnitude of projects being made possible through this funding, but also to make sure the public can hold state and local government accountable and track the progress of projects happening in their own communities,” the governor said.

The dashboard tracks expenditures of more $5.9 billion in ARPA funding, including more than $1.8 billion for housing and urban development projects and $129 million for statewide broadband access. The dashboard also reflects more $890 million in BIL funding to state agencies, including $765 million for roads, bridges, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and other transportation sector investments.

The governor’s office said the new interactive dashboard shows how the state is leveraging new or expanded sources of Federal funding to augment state funding resources and support investments in New Mexico communities. The dashboard features comprehensive project data dating back to 2021 and includes information about the breadth, scope, and geographic diversity of Federal investments across more than 2,700 projects supported through ARPA and BIL funding. The dashboard also includes a variety of filters and visualization options, allowing users to view projects from a county, state agency or category perspective and compare amounts awarded and expended.

The governor’s office noted that data included in the dashboard comes from programs managed by state executive agencies, judicial entities, and the legislature. However, ARPA and BIL awards that flow directly to local governments are not reflected in the dashboard.

In an planned update, the dashboard will also include funding received through the Federal Inflation Reduction Act and Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act as those Federal grants are awarded to state agencies.

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