Hobbs and Carlsbad, New Mexico – The Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) today announced a partnership with the JF Maddox Foundation and The Grants Collective and Community Development Consulting Associates LLC to provide professional grant writing, management and training expertise to local governments, school districts and non-profits in Lea and Eddy Counties to strengthen their ability to successfully compete for state, federal and private grant programs.
“PSP recognizes that putting together competitive grant applications for federal, state, and private sources and their subsequent management, monitoring and reporting is a highly specialized endeavor which requires technical expertise, time and resources,” said Tracee Bentley, CEO of PSP. “Many local communities, governments and organizations simply do not have the staff or expertise available to perform this work, and PSP is delighted to partner with the JF Maddox Foundation in Lea County and The Grants Collective in Eddy County to provide these services to build capacity for local governments and non-profits,” Bentley said.
PSP will provide $500,000 in funding to support the program: $250,000 dedicated to Lea County and $250,000 dedicated to Eddy County. The JF Maddox Foundation is contributing an additional $125,000 for the program in Lea County bringing that total to $375,000. The Lea County Community Improvement Corporation will administer the program in Lea County through Community Development Consulting Associates; The Grants Collective will administer the program in Eddy County.
“We are pleased to partner with our colleagues at the Permian Strategic Partnership in helping local communities expand access to resources in responding to unprecedented economic growth,” said Bob Reid, CEO of the JF Maddox Foundation.
“We are honored to work with the leadership of the Permian Strategic Partnership and the JF Maddox Foundation to replicate a model approach to community development intended to benefit every citizen in the county,” said Amalio Madueño, Principal of Community Development Consulting Associates LLC. “The Grants Collective is excited to partner with the Permian Strategic Partnership to expand funding opportunities for communities and non-profits in Eddy and Lea Counties. All of us, working together, have the opportunity to make tremendous progress in southeast New Mexico,” said Terry Brunner, CEO of The Grants Collective.
On September 11th, PSP and its partners will launch the program at two events open to eligible organizations, which will include non-profit organizations and local governments, including the county, municipalities, school districts, other government corporations and agencies. Lea County’s launch will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the JF Maddox Foundation located at 220 W Broadway St., Suite 200 in Hobbs. Eddy County’s launch will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Carlsbad Department of Development located at 400-2 Cascades Ave, Suite 201 in Carlsbad.
PSP funds will support eligible grant applications in the five PSP areas of focus: public education, housing, healthcare, road safety and workforce development. “The founding principle of PSP was to work in partnership with local governments and organizations to help our Permian Basin communities flourish, and we believe this investment will enhance capacity for local governments and organizations in Lea and Eddy Counties,” concluded Bentley.
The Permian Strategic Partnership is a coalition of leading Permian Basin energy companies who joined together to work in partnership with leaders across the region’s communities to address current and future challenges to the responsible development of the vast oil and natural gas resources of the Permian Basin in the states of New Mexico and Texas.
PSP seeks to improve the quality of place for Permian Basin families by partnering with local leaders to develop and implement strategic plans and projects to address needs with regard to public education, housing, healthcare, road safety, and workforce development.
More information on PSP is available here – www.permianpartnership.org
More information on the JF Maddox Foundation is available here – www.jfmaddox.org
More information on Community Development Consulting Associates LLC is available here – www.cdcallc.com
More information on The Grants Collective is available here – www.thegrantscollective.org