Requests for family service and substance abuse treatment facility work, along with a Little League playing field upgrade, are among the projects Bernalillo County officials are hoping to secure funding for in the current session of the New Mexico State Legislature.
Altogether, the county is asking for a total of around $10 million in capital outlay funding for nine non-profit facility projects.
The largest item on the list is a request for $5 million to pay for both the demolition of an existing structure belonging to the long-standing PB&J Family Services group in the South Valley as well as the planning and building of a replacement structure.
The county also hopes to secure $3.3 million in funds to design and build an educational center and agricultural food hub that will belong to the Albuquerque-based First Choice Community Health.
Exactly $500,000 is being asked for both demolition as well as construction work for the Serenity Mesa Adolescence Substance Abuse Transitional Living Facility, located at 3701 Condershire Drive in Albuquerque. The funding would additionally be used for landscaping, fencing, and parking work.
A smaller item is asking for $300,000 for the designing, building, and improvement of common field areas belonging to the Paradise Hills Little League on the northwest side of the city.
Altogether this year, Bernalillo County is asking for a total of more than $39 million in capital outlay funding for public safety, public works, and non-profit facility work.
By Garry Boulard
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