Rural NM towns to get school, road, police funding

School hallway and lockers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Rural New Mexico towns will get millions to help pay for schools, roads and law enforcement.

The money is coming from a federal program that helps rural communities pay firefighters and police officers and helps with the construction of public schools and roads.

New Mexico is getting $37.7 million.

It’s not known yet which towns will split the money. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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