Permian Strategic Partnership Announces Grant Assistance for New Mexico Counties

PSP Grants Announcement


September 4, 2019




Permian Strategic Partnership Announces Grant Assistance for New Mexico Counties

Hobbs and Carlsbad, New Mexico – The Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) today announced that it is partnering with the JF Maddox Foundation and The Grants Collective to provide professional grant writing, management and training expertise to local governments, school districts and non-profits in Lea and Eddy Counties in southeastern New Mexico to strengthen their ability to successfully compete for state, federal and private grant programs.

“PSP recognizes that putting together competitive grant applications to federal, state, and private sources and their subsequent management, monitoring and reporting is often 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 is providing $500,000 in funding to support the program, $250,000 for Lea County and $250,000 for Eddy County.  The JF Maddox Foundation is contributing $125,000 for the program in Lea County.  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.

“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 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 grant program was inspired by two existing and highly successful programs supported by Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation via Community Development Consulting Associates and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation via The Grants Collective.

“The founding principle of PSP was to work in partnership with local governments and organizations to help local communities flourish, and we believe this investment can strengthen capacity for local governments and organizations in Lea and Eddy Counties,” added Bentley. 

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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. 

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More information on The Grants Collective is available here –

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