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New Mexico

Lead agency: New Mexico Human Services Department–Income Support Division (ISD)
Programs involved: SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and other cash assistance programs administered by the Human Services Department, as well as child care programs administered by the Children, Youth, and Families Department.
Phase I
New Mexico’s diverse population and landscape, with one-third of all residents living in rural areas, present challenges to benefits access, retention, and service delivery.  Even employed families can struggle to make ends meet in the state, and state agencies felt pressure to meet the demand for work support and benefit services. The demonstration’s only southwestern state, New Mexico proposed initiatives focused on improving access within and across agencies.   New Mexico did not complete the planning year because of multiple competing priorities, including a new eligibility system implementation initiative requiring attention.
Work Support Strategies Partners

New Mexico



Population (in thousands): 2,010

Population below the Federal Poverty Level (%): 16.8

Unemployment Rate (December 2010): 8.5

Programs County or State Administered? State



National Center for Children in Poverty

Learn how much a family needs to make ends meet in New Mexico, the impact of federal and state work support benefits on the budgets of the state's low- to moderate-income families, or create custom tables of national- and state-level statistics and policies about low-income or poor children.


KIDS COUNT Data Center

This initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation focuses on indicators of child well-being at the community-, city-, state-, and national-level. Create your own maps, graphs, and charts to assess the well-being of New Mexico's children across hundreds of indicators, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors.