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Esri and New Mexico Association of Counties Assessors Affiliate (NMAC) Grant Program

Program Description Award Period 
Grant I: Data Creation Grant  Date of Notification 
Grant II: Data Analysis Grant  Procedure for Applying 
Eligibility and Qualifications  Submission Process 
Provisions  Contact Information 
Performance Reporting  Review Process 
Additional Information   

Esri, the leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) software and spatial solutions for local government, has joined the New Mexico Association of Counties Assessors Affiliate (NMAC) and the State of New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department to offer software and training grants to county governments that wish to develop or further GIS capabilities. The goal of this program is to foster and support the integration of geographic information system (GIS) technology into the county assessment offices within the State of New Mexico. More specifically, the program was established to assist the county assessors requirements in adhering to the State of New Mexico's Statute 3NMAC 6.7.17.9, which states "Every County shall have a digitized set of maps in place." The program extends software and training grants in excess of $220,000.

The State of New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department fully recognizes GIS technology as an appropriate tool to develop the required digitized maps described in the statute. Esri recognizes that our nation's state and local governments are attempting to meet the demands of providing the optimum services with limited resources. The grant is intended to supplement a county government's efforts by bridging the "technology gap." More specifically, the program is designed to provide a jump-start in the assessor's efforts to incorporate technology into their operations.

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Program Description

The Esri New Mexico Cadastral Grant Program consists of two grant offerings. The first program the County Assessor can apply for is referred to as the Data Creation Grant. This section of the grant provides for the necessary tools for data creation and maintenance, analysis, and mapping. The second program is referred to as the Data Analysis Grant. This section of the program provides the necessary tools needed to view and analyze geographic data. Candidates must be clear in the application as to which grant they are requesting by specifying either the Data Creation Grant or the Data Analysis Grant.

Grant I: Data Creation Grant

Twenty (20) to be Awarded

The software and training made available through the Data Creation program are provided as a means of establishing a geographic database for the purpose of meeting the minimum requirements of the State of New Mexico statute. The Data Creation Grant will provide the software and training to a total of twenty (20) New Mexico Assessors that meet the requirements of eligibility for the grant.

Grant recipients will receive each of the following ArcGIS suite applications:

  1. One (1) ArcEditor 8.X for NT License
  2. One (1) ArcScan 8.X
  3. Two (2) seats of Learning ArcGIS 8, Part I via Esri's Virtual Campus
  4. Two (2) seats of Learning ArcGIS 8, Part II via Esri's Virtual Campus
  5. One (1) Getting to Know ArcGIS book
  6. One (1) Modeling Our World Book

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Grant II: Data Analysis Grant

Five (5) to be awarded

The software and training made available through the Data Analysis Grant are provided as a means of viewing and analyzing geographic data. This program provides an entry point into the use of digital geographic data. The Data Analysis Grant will provide software and training to a total of five (5) New Mexico Assessors that meet the requirements of eligibility of the grant. Grant recipients will receive each in the following ArcGIS suite:

  1. One (1) ArcView 8.x Single Use License
  2. One (1) ArcGIS Spatial Analyst 8.X
  3. One (1) Seat of Learning ArcGIS Part I via Esri's Virtual Campus
  4. One (1) seat of Learning ArcGIS Part II via Esri's Virtual Campus
  5. One (1) Getting to Know ArcGIS Book
  6. One (1) Modeling Our World Book

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Eligibility and Qualifications

The grant is open to all County Assessors within the State of New Mexico or the designated county department responsible for creating and maintaining the parcel database on behalf of the county.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a New Mexico County Assessor's Department or the department responsible for creating and maintaining the parcel fabric within that county.
  2. Counties must identify at least one staff member who will be responsible for using the software and the software must remain on-site. (An outside consultant can work with this staff member, but the county may not give their license to that consultant.)
  3. Applicants must have adequate hardware to run ArcEditor or ArcView, or furnish proof that they have made a commitment to purchase such hardware within this fiscal year.
  4. Departments that have won a grant through Esri within the past 2 years will not be eligible for this grant.

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Provisions

To meet the goals of the New Mexico Cadastral Grant Program, recipients must agree to:

  1. Use the GIS technology granted to meeting the goals of the State of New Mexico's Statute 3NMAC 6.7.17.9.
  2. Use the GIS technology to create and manage GIS data for the purpose of establishing a county land records base map.
  3. As the county's project progresses, advanced training and implementation consultation is highly recommended in order for the project to be successful. Courses and/or consultation can be secured either directly through Esri or through an Esri authorized Business Partner and authorized trainer whose business is headquartered in the State of New Mexico. Esri has made arrangement through local firms to provide special offers to the New Mexico Cadastral Grantees.
  4. Share project successes with other public agencies.
  5. Become a reference site for Esri.
  6. Agree to have their organization's name used in Esri press releases and educational marketing campaigns.

Performance Reporting

Grant recipients agree to provide to Esri with a 2,000-word article as to the county assessors progress in meeting the requirements of the statute and the integration of GIS technology into their daily work efforts. This must be sent to Esri within 12 months of the grant award. Articles should be accompanied by photos and screen captures of Esri software in .bmp, .jpeg, or .tiff formats.

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Additional Information

The New Mexico Cadastral Grant is limited to one grant per eligible Government Entity. The cost of ongoing software maintenance for Esri software becomes the responsibility of the grantee after the first year. For maintenance costs, please call NM Account Manager Nancy Bohac at 303-449-7779 ext. 8230.

No product or training substitutions in the grant offerings will be extended. The program is being offered with the understanding that the complete software and training suite will be used in its entirety for the purposes of developing and managing GIS technology for the ultimate goal of creating a County Land Records system.

Award Period

Grants must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) February 28, 2003. Each county may apply for both the Data Creation Grant and the Data Analysis Grant through separate submissions.

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Date of Notification

Grant awards will be posted on www.esri.com/grants.

The Web site posting will be followed by a written notice and shipment of the grant package.

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Procedure for Applying

Please refer to the following application process to submit a grant. Two copies of the application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 28, 2003. Each applicant must provide a typewritten response to items A through L. Please adhere to the format requested below.

A. Provide a letter of support signed by the county assessor (one page maximum).
B. Provide organizational profile with the following details (one page maximum, double-spaced).
  1. Please specify Grant I: Data Creation Grant or Grant II: Data Analysis Grant
  2. Organization name
  3. Organization contact (Primary)
    a. Organization mailing address
    b. Organization physical site address including street name and number
    c. Organization phone, fax, e-mail (e-mail required for virtual campus)
  4. Organization contact (Secondary)
    a. Organization mailing address
    b. Organization physical site address
    c. Organization phone, fax, e-mail (e-mail required for virtual campus)
  5. Jurisdiction's population count
  6. Please provide the number of parcels to be mapped in the county
D. Property tax mapping responsibilities (25 words or less)
E. Please provide a response to the statement, "Why my agency should be considered for the New Mexico Cadastral Grant" (one page maximum, double-spaced).
Please limit answers to items F through L to a total of two double-spaced typewritten pages.
F. Description of the use of GIS or computer aided drafting software currently used (if any) by your organization.
G. Description of key personnel.
  1. Proposed manager and implementers of the GIS program within your agency (specify titles and/or staff members).
  2. Will you be using an outside consultant to help implement the GIS program?
H. Description of hardware to be used.
  1. Information on computer(s) to be used
  2. Information on printer/plotting equipment
I. Description of data development timeline.
J. Description of proposed future applications or use of GIS.
K. Description of any digital map data currently available within the your jurisdiction (streets, water, digital aerial photography, etc.).
L. Description of perceived benefits to be derived from the implementation of the granted software.

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Submission Process

Two copies of the submission must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST), February 28, 2003.

Mail applications to:

  • Esri
  • Attn.: Grant Coordinator
  • New Mexico Cadastral Grant Program Specify Grant Program (Grant I or Grant II)
  • 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373-8100

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries to:

  • Nancy Bohac
    Esri New Mexico State Representative
    Phone: 303-449-7779
  • Steve Trammell
    Esri Cadastral and Land Records Solutions Manager
    Phone: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2366

Review Process

An internal team of Esri regional representatives and industry solutions managers will review all applications. Esri will work in conjunction with the New Mexico Association of Counties Assessors Affiliate (NMAC) and the State of New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department to determine the applicants in greatest need. Preference will be given to counties that have little or no Esri software capable of being used for parcel editing and counties that have a clear plan of action that addresses the critical resources for establishing a GIS program.


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