Bernalillo County proposes changes to how non-profits get money

Bernalillo County Seal

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – While Bernalillo County is making cuts to balance its budget, a new initiative is aimed at protecting every last dime of residents’ tax dollars.

Tuesday night, commissioners looked at a proposed resolution to change the way non-profits ask for money that the county covers until state reimbursement.

Commissioner Wayne Johnson said what typically happens is non-profits ask state legislatures for money claiming Bernalillo County as their fiscal agent. But the county often has no clue about the project until the capital outlay budget is sent down.

That leaves the county blindsided, and responsible for footing the bill to start the project — from building, to maintenance and even manpower. Then the state reimburses the county months later only after the non-profit is in compliance.

Johnson said it would help everyone if commissioners knew about the project first.

Commissioner Johnson said if non-profits know the county will have a tough time footing the bill, they can look at other fiscal agents like the city of Albuquerque. 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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